A Short Exhibition About Music Zines

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10 Jul - 21 Jul 2017

10am to 5pm

Monday 10 – Friday 21 July

Lower Gallery at London College of Communication
Free and open to all

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4:00pm
Sundays: Closed


Music zines feature heavily in the Library Zine Collection at London College of Communication, UAL. From the original punk fanzines of the 1970s, through to the indie and alternative zines of the subsequent five decades, zines continue to be vital in providing bands and fans a means to share their music and express their ideas and opinions. The DIY ethos and aesthetic of punk subculture continues to influence and empower today.


Nick Mann's zine, A Short Fanzine About Rocking (ASFAR), is an influential punk, metal and hardcore music zine which ran for 38 issues from 2001-2014. ASFAR provides a case study which highlights the importance of self-publishing for individuals and subcultural communities. ASFAR had a huge impact on the underground music scene in the UK and beyond, and on its long-term contributors. The exhibits shown will provide examples of Nick’s work and writing, and show the passion and process behind creating a music zine.