29 August 2013
Another brilliant Dublin Zine Fair has come and gone! Thanks to everyone that took part and shared their treasures with us all. A big thanks to everyone who came down and supported independent publishing in Ireland. The scene is definitely growing every year and that makes me so happy! This year I made a zine called 'Mother India' about my journey travelling around India, espeically for the fair and now there's only one left! Yay! Thanks to everyone who did readings and Damien and Claire for DJing. Here is Jessica from Esc doing a reading on the Sunday and being photographed by Lou Walker from Eddie Pie Hands Printing. Next year we are hoping to collaborate and make the fair bigger than ever!
2 July 2013
Only two weeks until Dublin Zine Fair 2013!! Better get my ass in gear and get a new zine made! See you there!!!
11 June 2013
Plans for the third annual Dublin Zine Fair are under way! This years fair is booked for the 17th and 18th of August in the Exchange in Temple Bar! Excitement! Watch this space and our facebook page for updates! Click on 'Events' in the menu to find out more!
12 February 2013
Delighted to be in "Fail Better" the first issue of Imprint Zine by The Market Studios, Dublin. I met up with Deirdre Morrisey, Grainne and Eimear Tynan last year, when they asked me for zine advice. I brought along a collection of my zines to the studios and we discussed the joys of binding and printers. Each issue will be curated by a different artist and will be available to buy for 5 euro in IMMA and the Irish Design Shop and online at: http://imprintzine.com/
3rd December 2012
Delighted to have been a part of the second Dublin Art Book Fair in Temple Bar Galley over the weekend. Thanks to everyone who dropped by to see my books, it was great to meet you all. Big big thank you to NIVAL (The National Irish Visual Arts Library) who bought six of my books for their collection. Feels great to know they will be documented and protected in the National College of Art and Design for people to enjoy forever! Hurray!
Above is NIVAL's stall with some of my books on it!
3rd October 2012
Dropped some zines into The Winding Stair today. For those of you that don't know it, it's an awesome independent bookshop on the quays northside end of the Haypenny Bridge. Definitely worth a visit and a great supporter of independent publications and writers.
27th August 2012
Finally getting around to posting up some photos from this years Dublin Zine Fair. It was brilliant! Here's my friend Saoirse minding the Baby BEEF stall. Thanks Saoirse!
Work by Patrick Lynch and Andy Luke.
I got a gorgeous screenprint and this little recipe book (below) from Paula McGloin and Tarsila Kruse.
Sarah Bowie set the bar for stall display and lighting this year! Had to buy her gorgeous books too!
Always one of my favourites, Jane O'Sullivan's stall!
Check it out Florian Fusco's amazing 3D poster and an awesome zine about home recording studios. And last but definitely not least, the most popular girl of the weekend Mice Hell and her ginger beer!!
Click on the publications button in the menu above to see my new books which were launched at the fair. Thanks to everyone who came to the fair, those who helped out, supported independent press and all my fellow zinesters!
6th August 2012
Just 5 days to go until the second Dublin Zine Fair!! Here's this years line up and the catalogue fresh from the printers! This year alongside all the publications and art, we will also have yummy homebrew beer for sale made by Papergirl Dublin artist Mice Hell and some gorgeous treats from Caryna's Cakes! Can't wait! See you on Saturday!
Baby BEEF Independent Art Press
One More Robot
Deirdre de Barra
Scissors Cuts Paper
Sweet Olive Misprint
20th June 2012
I picked up this years Zine Fair posters and flyers yesterday, here's a preview! Also got badges done for the fair! If anyone can help with postering or wants me to post out some flyers, get in touch!
This years fair is being held at the Supafast Building, Great Strand Street, marked in red in the above map!
16th May 2012
Just did the poster for this years Zine Fair. Looking forward to it already. Hoping to have a good selection of new publications done specially for the event. If you haven't booked your table/half table yet, do it now!!!
4th May 2012
I have been busy zining again! Here's my latest creation -Love Lomo! I made this artist book to accompany the exhibition of the same name that I curated at the Ranelagh Arts Centre. It features photographs taken on lomography camera by ten different artists. Each photo is partnered with a write up by each artist about how they discovered lomo photography and why they love it! The exhibition finishes up on Friday, the show truely has some amazing images and has gotten a great response. A lot of hard labour went into these beauties! I embossed and drew a lomo camera on the cover of each book and sowed the pages together by hand. There's a step by step guide of how I made Love Lomo Zine on my artist blog!
6th March 2012
A new zine is hot off the press!
"The Wishing Tree" zine documents a selection of the thousands of wishings hung on the wishing tree at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival 2011. The Wishing Tree was part of a larger project called "Something About Mary" by Rosita Sweetman. Some of the wishes are inspiring, some heartbreaking and others are hilarious! Here's some images of the zine! It's available to buy on my etsy shop in the side bar and on this site.
31st December 2011
This will be my last blog post of 2011! It's been a good year! I'm really looking forward to a really creative and exciting 2012! Here's a photo of people browsing the Dublin Art Book Fair! Photo taken from by Jane O'Sullivan's daughter. Check out Jane's blog and her daughter Roisin's, they will inspire you!! http://janeosullivan.blogspot.com/ http://massesareasses.tumblr.com/
I was delighted with my sales at the Fair. 2011 has been a good year for zines, artist books and independent publishing in general,lets hope this trend will grow in 2012!
I also got interviewed recently for Griffith College's new magazine "Deadline" about the Dublin Zine Fair I founded in August. Thanks to Johnathon Keane for asking me and posting me out copy, it's always lovely to get post!
Now I'm off to celebrate! Happy New Year!!!!
6th December 2011
It's been a great couple of weeks for Baby BEEF recently with a visit to the first ever Berlin Zine Fest the last weekend in November and the first ever Dublin Art Book Fair in Temple Bar Gallery last weekend. I made a new zine called "Grimm" in German and English specially for the Berlin Zine Fest and dropped in a selection of my different publications to the Dublin Art Book Fair. I'll post up photos of the events soon!
I'm hoping to have the new issue of "Nostalgia" ready for my stall at the Dublin Flea Market this month. It's the Christmas market so I'm delighted to get a place at it! So pop down to the Food Co-op building in Newmarket Square on Sunday the 18th of December and come say hello! My stall will be full of arty goodness, handmade posters, calenders and notebooks. My mam has made some beautiful aprons for the market and my friend Sinead has lots of crafts, including DIY crochet kits! So we're really looking forward to it, hope to see you there!