On Saturday I made the trip down to London to exhibit large posters from the first two issues of the zine, 'Shape & Situate: Posters of Inspirational European Women' at Zine Fest! at the Women's Library.
Here's a set of (dodgy) photos that I took of the exhibition. Thanks to all the artists who let me blow their work from the zine up to A3 and include it in the exhibition. So many people complimented the posters, the individual art works, and the project. I also got many offers for contributions to a third issue, so watch this space!
Huge thanks to Footprint for doing such a great job printing up the posters xox
One thing I learned from the experience is that buying pound-shop blue tack for an exhibition is a false economy! Oh, how it failed me! On the photos you will see that only half of the exhibition ended up being mounted on the blue background, and the upper tier of posters are not mounted at all -- I blame this entirely on the blue background not sticking to the wall with the cheap-shit blue tack, and after it fell on my head and the floor countless times I threw a wobbly and chucked the backing in the recycling bin in a huff!!
(Other things I learned from my trip down include the fact that I still get panic attacks on the London Underground, especially when they close entire Lines, like the line taking me to the Women's Library - stressfest! And, the fact that sitting around waiting for delayed coaches then sitting them on for entirely too long brings on my Sciatica like you wouldn't believe. Yowzer, I'm a physical wreck!!)
It was so great to see so many friends and friendly faces at Zine Fest! Congratulations to Red for organising such a great event and getting so many fantastic people in the same space.
Special love goes out from me to Rachael, Patrick, Ed, Colette, Humey, and Charlotte ♥
It was also ridiculously good to meet Erica Smith, A-K Pirata, Sofia Niazi and Kristin Aune.
As a result of Zine Fest! Shape & Situate issue #2 is now available to buy from the following distros:
*Marching Stars (http://www.marchingstars.co.uk/)
*Dead Trees & Dye (http://www.deadtreesanddye.com)
*Cherry Bomb (http://www.cherrybombcomics.co.nz/)
*Space Station 65 (http://www.spacestationsixtyfive.com/)
*Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/COTL) or search COTL or Shape & Situate on Etsy.
* [Soon] Ms Valerie Park Distro (USA) (http://msvalerieparkdistro.com)
[If you'd like to stock or carry the zine on your distro/in your shop drop me a line!]