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Baby BEEF is an independent publisher of artist books and zines. On this site you can view and buy our various publications. We also sell at selected markets and publishing fairs. Please join our mailing list to find out about events and new publications.

Many of Baby BEEF's publications are archived in the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin (NCAD).

Baby BEEF is the founder of the Dublin Zine Fair, that is held annually in August. The fair was founded to promote and support independent press.

Baby BEEF was founded by artist and designer Sarah Bracken.

Sarah Bracken Artist Website

 

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9 November 2014

Delighted to have my zines and artisrt books at this years Dublin Art Book Fair. I launched my new artist book and animation "Threshold" at the fair. It is in a small edition of 5. Here's some images! I'm also posting some zines of to New York for the Zine! Zine! fair at Roos Art, that will run in December, yay!

 

Threshold artist book and animation by Sarah Bracken

 

 

28 August 2014

The 4th Annual Dublin Zine Fair and Issue #4 of Baby BEEF

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We are delighted to have the biggest and best Dublin Zine Fair under our belts. It was a lot of work, but the feedback has been amazing! Thank you to everyone who came to the fair and all the publishers for taking part. Also a big thank you to the zine team and Jack of Diamonds Rhythm & Roots Festival for sending us great musicians over the weekend. Thanks to everyone who read from their zines and everyone who ran and took part in the workshops. And of course thank you to our amazing volunteers who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm for free on both days.

 

Baby BEEF issue 4

 

Myself and Andrea worked our butts off to get Baby BEEF issue 4 done in two days! With a beautiful linoprint cover and a complicated Japanese bind it was not easy! Not only did we do this but we also produced our own zines. Andrea launched "Shackle" and I launched "Prelude" a zine of diary entries from my childhood and teenage years! All zines will be available to buy on this site very soon! See our Facebook page for more images from the 2014 Fair.

 

 

28 May 2014

Baby BEEF Seek Submissions for #4 to be launched at the 4th Annual Dublin Zine Fair

Myself and Andrea started Baby BEEF in 2006 as a contributor based zine of art, poetry, stories, photography and articles. We did this to give ourselves and people like us an outlet and platform for our work to be seen, outside of a gallery setting. To not wait around for people to discover us but to do it ourselves. We released 3 issues before branching off to do other publications, artist books and projects. In those 3 issues we published artists from all over the world, distributed them at gigs, independent fairs/shops and globally by sending them to the contributors and bringing them travelling with us. Myself and Andrea have really missed the fun that making the zine gave us. And how great it was to celebrate art and collaborate with other artists. So it is for this reason that we have decided to make Baby BEEF Issue 4 this summer and launch it at this years 4th Annual Dublin Zine Fair in August.

 

Baby BEEF submissions and Dublin Zine Fair Booking

 

Interested in submitting your work?

Submissions of text can be sent via email. Contributors sending art should keep in mind that the work will be shown in A5 size. The zine celebrates the handmade, old fashioned techniques and analogue film and photography. So we are not looking for digital art work. As with the other issues of Baby BEEF the zine's purpose is to celebrate, share and promote art, in Ireland and around the world. The zine will be distributed to many international independent publishing shops/fairs and to participating artists to distribute.

If your work is selected:
Your name and website/link will be printed with your work. You will be sent a copy of the zine when it is completed.

The zine will be launched at the Dublin Zine Fair -16th & 17th August 2014.

The deadline for submissions is 4th July 2014.

 

Dublin Zine Fair 2014!!!

Dublin Zine Fair is back for its 4th year running and bookings are coming in quickly. For those of you who are not familiar with the fair here is the info:

What: The Dublin Zine Fair was founded in 2011 to support, promote and celebrate zines, artist books and DIY publishing. It runs annually in August and showcases the best of independent publishing, both from Ireland and beyond.

Where: Centre for Creative Practices, Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

When: 16th & 17th August 2014 | 12-6pm

Why: To provides a platform for people to buy and sell independent publications. To help zinesters meet like minded people and form a creative community. To help the scene grow in Ireland, to inspire people to get involved and to celebrate the handmade.

Lots of love, time, blood, sweat, tears, staples, prit-stick, printing, sowing and photocopying goes into the original and inventive publications at the fair. When you visit the fair you can not only get your hands on these treasures, but you can meet the people behind them. Zinesters are people from all walks of life, artists, illustrators, writers, poets, designers, creative talented people that want to share something of themselves with you. There will also be music, screenings, readings and workshops.


Booking & Info: http://dublinzinefair.com/


 

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!

Jessica reading from Esc

 

 

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!!!

Dublin Zine Fair 2013

 

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/

 

Imprint Zine

 

 

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!

Dublin Art Book Fair 2012

NIVAL

Above is NIVAL's stall with some of my books on it!

 

 

3rd October 2012

The Winding Stair

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!


Dublin Zine Fair 2012


Work by Patrick Lynch and Andy Luke.


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I got a gorgeous screenprint and this little recipe book (below) from Paula McGloin and Tarsila Kruse.


2012 zine fair

 

Sarah Bowie set the bar for stall display and lighting this year! Had to buy her gorgeous books too!


2012 zine fair


Always one of my favourites, Jane O'Sullivan's stall!

Zine Fair 2012


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!!


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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!

2012 catalogue

Baby BEEF Independent Art Press
One More Robot
Blackshapes
Paddy Brown
Deirdre de Barra
Sarah Bowie
Florian Fusco
Gar Shanley
Elida Maiques
Poddle Publications
Scissors Cuts Paper
Sweet Olive Misprint
Yellingforit! Press
Jane O'Sullivan
Wereworms
Tarsila Kruse
Paula McGloin
Notice Collective
Exploding Comics
Paddy Lynch
Andy Luke
Colm Wood
Nicola Colton
Danny Ahern

 

 

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!

Zine Fair 2012 Posters

This years fair is being held at the Supafast Building, Great Strand Street, marked in red in the above map!

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!!!

 

Dublin Zine Fair 2012

 

 

4th May 2012

Love Lomo


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!

Wishes Zine


"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.


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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!


Dublin Art Book Fair

 

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!

 

Deadline Magazine Interview

Now I'm off to celebrate! Happy New Year!!!!

 

6th December 2011


Fairs


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!

 

 

 

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