Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Future Fantasteek! Zines and Sketchbooks by Jackie Batey

Future Fantasteek! Zines and Sketchbooks by Jackie Batey. "...Jackie Batey started creating these sketchbooks on her commute to work—about 5 hours per day by train (just 3 days a week at least!). She writes on her website: 'I noticed that my drawings were generally a visual rant about what had happened that day or week. Over the course of a year I've built up many images; some typographic; others drawn in the form of fake advertisements or patronising advice. When looking at a batch of these sketchbooks together it seemed appropriate to try and re-present them as a serial zine.' In fact you can see that many pages of the zines are copies straight out of the sketchbooks.
She makes two issues of Future Fantasteek! per year - only 50 copies per issue, in February and July. This exhibit celebrates the 10th issue mark of this fanciful publication, and Duke is one stop on a tour that is traveling in the U.S. and U.K. during 2011."

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