Hardcore Fanzine: Good and Plenty, 1989-1992

Price:
USD $30.00 postpaid (international SAL shipping included)
Designers:
Partition
Publisher:
Draw Down
Categories:
Publications

Edited by Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda, Hardcore Fanzine focuses on seven issues of Good and Plenty fanzine produced in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Hardcore Fanzine looks at the series through the lens of graphic design and typography, as a project that reflected and embodied technology of the period.

Add to Cart

Contributions from graphic designers, graphic design educators, and hardcore enthusiasts trace the history of zines and photoduplication; the idea of the body in punk and hardcore; how zine-making created community and alternative social space in a pre-Internet era; key typefaces used in straight edge iconography; and the importance of zines to successive generations of designers.

Good and Plenty was published as a labor of love and fandom by Zion, Illinois’s Gabe Rodriguez. Originally produced as a collaboration with friend Mike Good, Rodriguez took over editing and production of the zine, assisted by a team of friends and helpers. With their assistance and a network of fans from around the country and the world, Good and Plenty featured original photography documenting shows by Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Bold, and other hardcore bands of the period; band interviews; reviews of shows and record releases; and essays by Rodriguez and friends (including Alyssa “Blowin’ Chunx” Murray and Kim Nolan) on a range of topics beyond music—from vegetarianism, women’s rights, gender relations, and straight edge, to racism, pop culture, and the Iraq War.

A text by Walter Schreifels — American musician, member of Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, and many other bands—places G&P in historical context, outlining the context for individual issues and highlighting specific moments in the cultural and sonic landscape.

Hardcore Fanzine includes the full reproduction of all seven issues of Good and Plenty plus reproductions of a selection of the zine’s original paste-ups and photography.

With text by Walter Schreifels
Preface by Gabe Rodriguez

Contributions from Kristian Henson, Briar Levit, Ian Lynam, Gabriel Melcher, Anthony Pappalardo, Nate Pyper, Ali Qadeer, and Gabe Rodriguez

Designed by Partition

Published by Draw Down Books, 2019

Softcover, 144 pages, 2-color offset printing, 6.5 × 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9857337-9-7

Add to Cart


You Might Also Like:

Corinthians Press 002

Publications

Pre-order Corinthians Press 002, the new 324-page bilingual J/E book featuring new visual work and essays by Patrick Tsai, Shirana Shahbazi, Chris Ro, Naohiro Utagawa, Ian Lynam, Mr. Keedy, Yuko Amano, Ed Fella, Yuki Kameguchi, Scott Massey, Yunim Kim, and Chris Duncan.

Idea #395: Designing the Digital World: Game Experience and User Interface

Idea + Publications

This issue of IDEA is completely devoted to games: an experimental visual review of the history of UI design in digital games, with game selection and editorial supervision by game developer and AI researcher Youichirou Miyake.

Writing Writing

Publications

A new collection of writing and design by Ian Lynam, Matthew Monk, Randy Nakamura, Chris Ro, and Gail Swanlund

Pudding #1

Publications

We are so happy to feature the very first issue of Pudding, a new bilingual English/Korean design and music journal!

Why is the salaryman carrying a surfboard?

Publications

“Why is the salaryman carrying a surfboard?” is a Japanese and English bilingual book by Ray Masaki about the history and context of institutional white supremacy and Westernization in the Japanese design industry.

IDEA #394: Class for Graphic Design Circle of Education, Research and Practice

Idea + Publications

The latest issue of IDEA is devoted to different aspects of design education globally.