Monday, 2 July 2012

Future Fantasteek! No.13



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream and white papers.
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Pink card cover with ‘googly-eyes’.
Brighton, July 2012, edition size of 40.
Guest Artist: Margaret Huber



Lucky No.13 - How Super! So, the olympics are ready to GO GO GO, and the Euro is ready to DIVE DIVE DIVE. Care homes are 'failing the vunerable' and the Welfare State is causing trouble AGAIN. Same 'ol, same 'ol

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff13







Future Fantasteek! No.13 has now been carefully mailed off to various libraries and collections, so this is where you'll find them all...
  • The British Library, London UK
  • Library and Archive, Tate, Millbank, London, UK
  • The Culture Archive, Brighton UK
  • Centre for Fine Print Research, School of Creative Arts, UWE, Bristol, UK
  • Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), Rivington Place, London, UK
  • London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, UK
  • National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • The Library Hereford College of Arts, Hereford,mHerefordshire, UK
  • Salford Zine Library, Manchester, UK
  • Bookarts Bookshop, London, UK
  • {Disarmed}, Bedeteca de Lisboa, Palácio do Contador-Mor, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Biblioteca Municipal Josep Badia i Moret, Barcelona, SPAIN
  • LA FANZINOTHÈQUE, Poitiers, France
  • Duke University, Durham NC, USA
  • Aboveground zine library, Kenner, LA, USA
  • Colorado College Special collections, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University Library, Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Reed College Library, Portland, OR, USA
  • Special Collections Division, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ, USA
  • Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Zine World (review) Portland OR, USA
  • SLIS Laboratory Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • Toronto Zine Library, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Anchor Archive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Wellington City Libraries, Wellington, New Zealand

Preparation for issue No.13

I'm working on No.13 at the moment so should be ready in late July.
It'll be the Wanna Buy a Feejee Mermaid? issue.






Future Fantasteek! No.1


Softback Zine printed in greyscale on flourescent lime paper, saddle-stitched.
A5 size with 16 printed pages, with a flexible clear-multilens pvc cover.
Issue one: Brighton 2006, edition size of fifty.



This Zine is full of eveything that’s wrong with modern living, modern people and going to work. It’s a mixture of hand-drawn typographic slogans and advice with curious advertisements thrown in for good measure. Buy an Evil-Pet or a machine for generating Stupid Ideas. The Damp Flat Research Facilities have wasted no time in bringing you the most up to date advice along with plausible excuses that can be profered for any event. Things you need and things you don’t - if you can’t tell ‘em apart... YOU NEED THIS ZINE

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff1






Future Fantasteek! No.2


Softback Zine printed in greyscale on fluorescent pink paper, saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Pearl grey/pink cover with 2 glitter shapes.
Issue two: Brighton 2007, edition size of fifty.




The second outing for the 'Damp Research Laboratory' - once the staff were hastily re-hired.
Marvel at the Negativity Negator; find out why "NO" is better than "yes".
Ever wondered why everything is always out of order? Let the Entropy-Go-Round inform you.
How useful is Vitamin O? And another 'bang-on' Masked-Cat truism for your delectation..

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff2





Future Fantasteek! No.3


Softback Zine printed in greyscale on yellow paper, staple bound with central section in colour.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Bronze cover with dye cut shape.
Issue three: Brighton 2007, edition size of fifty.



Once again, the Damp Flat Research team share their fantastic inventions, ideas and advice. The evil central colour pull-out has a mirror where you can see your evil twin or simply worry more with the new Damp Worry Doll. There are inventions to help you spot a bad idea; pretend to talk like a grown-up or slow yourself down to avoid having to do anything.
That and so much more... PLUS are you really being watched?

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff3







Future Fantasteek! No.4


Softback Zine printed in greyscale on orange and yellow paper, saddle-stitched.
A5 size with 16 printed pages. Day-Glo orange cover with yellow dots.
Issue Four: Brighton 2008, edition size of fifty.




The 'Damp Flat Research' team are wondering why eveyone's so sick lately. They are also quickly investing, on-the-side, in the pharmaceutical industry. What with Norovirus and advice on how to take a 'sickie' there seems to be no healthy folk left. This issue also includes how to spot whether you have ended-up working for the Departement of Stupidity and the right way to wash your hands.
I would write more, but I'm feeling off-colour and need to lay down...

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff4






Future Fantasteek! No.5

...Credit Crunch Issue

My computer 'ate' this issue, so it's not on issuu or anywhere else for that matter.
I'll re-scan the original pages sometime and re-construct it, but don't go holding your breath...


You can however, see a surviving version of it here: http://www.dampflat.com/DAMPFLAT/books/zines/future5/index.htm#

Softback Zine printed in greyscale on yellow paper, with colour center pages,
includes a tipped-in dubious banknote and rubber stampped flies. saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Bright pink card cover with yellow dots.
Issue Five: Brighton 2008, edition size of fifty.


Okay, okay...it's late - so sue me. The credit crunch issue looks at liars, not using your brain and spotting fakes. There's free money from the bank of Future Fantasteek included as a worthless free gift. The 'Damp Research Facilities' answer these questions: Why are people so nasty to each other ? Is greed really the future? How many of us have eaten from the Tree of Stupidity ? Can genetically enhanced monkeys with clipboards replace office staff? And could octopus DNA enable you to work longer hours? More pointless questions to ponder in a disappointing world...









Saturday, 30 June 2012

Future Fantasteek! No.6



Soft-back Zine printed in mostly colour on white, yellow and green paper.
Includes a free million-squid note.
Saddle-stiched, A5 size containing 16 printed pages.
Pearly silver cover with glitter green arrow downwards.
Issue Six: Brighton 2009, edition size of fifty.



The 'Damp Research Facilities' haven’t been inventing many new life-saving gadgets this season, since they’ve been flat-out printing money. It’s fantastic! Want a new telly? Just cut-out the Million-Sqid Note included with this issue and buy what ever you’d like... with enough change left for a packet of Spangles. Also in this issue, cars of the future, have your work-ethic removed and what people say on mobiles.

Future Fantasteek! No.7


Softback Zine printed in colour on cream and peach tinted papers, saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Bright yellow card cover with 2 rhinestones.
Issue Seven: Brighton 2009, edition size of fifty.



The 'Damp Research Facilities' have been terribly busy shredding their expenses claims for the last ten years. I mean who’d have thought the public would have gotten knocky about perfectly okay claims for moat-cleaning and second homes, when they’ve all busy thieving handfuls of biros from work. So what if a few deserving Damp Staff want a new telly? Who wouldn’t begrudge them some small comforts? What else? Well Damp Research has proved conclusively that money is vital for happiness and in the spirit of you can never be too happy...keep fiddling the claim forms.

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff7










Future Fantasteek! No.8



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream, white and lime tinted papers, saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Red and white pearl card cover with small holographic sticker.
Issue Eight: Brighton 2010, edition size of fifty.




In spite of being out-of-ideas the 'Damp Research Facilities' have filled sketchbooks with pointless drawings for your delectation. As usual the Damp Staff have been out and about eavesdropping on tedious mobile phone conversations, designing products for a better future and trying to get away with passing this off as Art - I mean...honestly! TIME FOR ACTION: What we REALLY need now are some more middle-managers to form a committee, to draw up an agenda, to propose a strategic plan that addresses concerns both real and implied of whoever it was who started this whole thing in the first place.
Pass the biscuits please...

To
read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff8