Zines, Pamphlets, Artists' Publications, and Chapbooks: The World of Self-Publishing & Small Press
This zine provides history, context, and resources for students and faculty seeking to learn more about alternative publications as protest, as alternative culture, as art practice, and as community resource.
Despite the rise of digital downloads and streaming music, contemporary artists and musicians are creating analog objects that combine audio recordings—vinyl record, cassette,CD—with printed matter. These artists’ recordworks are a type of artist’s book; they are also alternative publications released in editions or as multiples.
"Broken Music is an essential compendium for records created by visual artists. The publication was edited by Ursula Block and Michael Glasmeier and originally published in 1989 by DAAD. Broken Music focuses on recordings, record-objects, artwork for records, and record installations made by thousands of artists between WWII and 1989." from Primary Information website. Record-objects are most likely to have printed material along with the vinyl record.
clockwise from upper left: Cauleen Smith, Black Utopia; Chris Duncan recordwork; Songs on Conceptual Art project co-published by Teenage Teardrops Teardrops, Awesome Vistas, and Marriage Records.