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Ker-Bloom Vol IV No.64–84

Artnoose

Ker-Bloom Vol IV No.64–84

Date

2010

Edition Size

40

Media

Letterpress

Binding

Coptic

Dimensions

5.75 × 4.5 × 1.75 in

Collection

$ 480.00

Out of Print


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Dartmouth College, Rauner Library

Franklin and Marshall College

Occidental College

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Swarthmore College

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

University of Kansas

Ker-Bloom! Volume IV is a bound set of twenty Ker-Bloom! zines, numbers 64-84. Ker-Bloom! is a regularly issued, bi-monthly zine, which first came out over eight years ago. Each issue contains a personal essay that relays an event or situation, from the epic to the banal and everything in between, while simultaneously exploring an underlying socio-political theme. Topics over the past eight years include: bicycles, love lost, substitute teaching, zine conferences, anarchism, and domestic violence. Each issue is set letter by letter in lead type and printed on a Vandercook flat-bed printing press. Due to the labor-intensiveness of the endeavor, each issue is only eight quarter-size pages long. But what Ker-Bloom! lacks in size it more than makes up for in passion!

Ker-bloom! has been featured in The Utne Reader, clamor, Morbid Curiosity, The Zine Yearbook, and the “Invisible Ink” radio show on KALW FM. It’s available at Bound Together Bookstore (SF), City Lights (SF), Powell’s Books (Portland), Needles & Pens (SF), Reading Frenzy (Portland), The Long Haul Infoshop (Berkeley), Left Bank Books (Seattle), and through Parcell Press Distribution. The diligent and charming Booklyn Artists’ Alliance has landed Ker-bloom! in public and private academic collections across the country, including UCLA,  the New York MOMA, and University of Michigan’s Labadie Collection, one of the largest collections of radical literature and ephemera in the world. As if that wasn’t enough, Booklyn has also two volumes bound as brick-like hardcover books.

20 letterpress zines. Letterpress printing on cover boards. 5.75″ x 4.5″ x 1.75.” Edition of 40. 2010.