I thought it may be worth bumping this information up the blog in case anybody is looking to buy a zine as a winter/christmas gift this year. Feminist history posters make a great stocking filler ;)
Shape & Situate is a self-published zine of posters made by artists and DIY creative folk within Europe, each poster highlighting the (often hidden) history and lives of radical inspirational women and collectives from Europe, as a way of connecting us with the past, the present, and to help us to make sure that there will be a future which contains such creative and pioneering female action and activity. The zine aims to activate feminist cultural memory, to inspire in the present and to visually bring women’s social and political history to life.
Posters include: Selina di Girolamo, Ari Up, Poly Styrene, Durbahn/Bildwechsel, Joana Vasconcelos, Angela Carter, Monica Sjoo, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Bunnies On Strike, Louise Michel, Granuaile, Susan Golombok, Nana Mouskouri, Claire Fontaine, The Women of Bletchley Park, Jayaben Desai, Liz Ely, Olave Baden Powel, BJ, Breyer P Orridge, Sophie Blanchard, Stella Vine, Sheila Rowbotham, Florence Nightingale.
Artists/Contributors: Erica Smith, Rachael House, Melanie Maddison, Michelle Mendonca, Anna Knowles, Verity Hall, Kathryn Taylor, Nina Nijsten, Peter Willis, Emily Aoibheann, Ed Webb-Ingall, Cara Corden, Patrick Staff, R Clout, Kathleen Teadrinker, Marylou Anderson, Flo Brooks, Charlotte Cooper, Cendrine Rovini, Gladys Badhands, James Clayton, and John Davison.
28 pages (23 posters)
A5 size zine.
Black and white illustrations throughout.
Printed on recycled 100gsm paper. Covers printed on 200gsm paper.
*Marching Stars (UK) (http://www.marchingstars.co.uk)
*Ricochet! Ricochet! (UK)
*Dead Trees & Dye (UK) (http://www.deadtreesanddye.com)
*Cherry Bomb (New Zealand) (http://www.cherrybombcomics.co.nz)
*Space Station 65 (UK) (http://www.spacestationsixtyfive.com)
*Ms Valerie Park Distro (USA) (http://msvalerieparkdistro.com)
Online listing at: http://msvalerieparkdistro.com/zines/various-melanie-maddison-shape-situate-2-posters-of-inspirational-european-women
*News From Nowhere (Radical & Community Bookshop, Liverpool, UK. http://www.newsfromnowhere.org.uk)
*lmnop shop (Brighton, UK. http://www.lmnopshop.com)
*Justseeds (USA, http://justseeds.org) Online listings can be found at: http://www.justseeds.org/other_artists/04shapesit02.html and http://www.justseeds.org/other_artists/04shapesit01.html
*Natterjack Press (UK, http://www.natterjackpress.co.uk)
*Vertiline In Love (Sheffield, UK, http://vertilineinlove.com)
*Princesa Pirata distro (UK) (http://princesapiratadistro.wordpress.com)
The zine can also be found in the following zine libraries: *London College of Communication Zine Library, *Salford Zine Library, *Rotherham Zine Library, *Canny Little Library (Newcastle)