Curator Elias Redstone has been displaying his collection of independently-published architecture magazines digitally on www.archizines.com and is now launching a physical exhibition of the ‘zines.
Archizines, which opens at the Architecture Assocation in London next month, will feature 60 magazines from around the world, from Chile’s Spam Magazine and established US ’zine Pin-up through to British efforts such as Block and The Modernist.
Editorial design styles range from the typographic-focused Maximum Maxim MX, to the cut-and-paste aesthetic of Preston is my Paris and consumer mag-styled Swiss title Camenzind.
Redstone says, ‘I was surprised to come across independent publications in almost every country I visited that celebrate architecture and people’s experience of it.
‘Many of these publications are only in their first few issues and, despite the increasing dominance of the internet, there is a real desire by architects, artists, students and others to express themselves through printed matter.’
Following the AA show, the Archizines exhibition will tour internationally and the full Archizines collection will be transferred to the National Art Library at the V&A.
Archizines is at the Architectural Association School of Architecture from 5 November-14 December.