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SHELF LIFE ISSUE 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM OUR ETSY SHOP!

If you missed us at the Brooklyn Zine Fest last weekend, and you won’t be able to make it to the SUNY Purchase Zine Feast tomorrow, fear not! You can now buy Issue 1 of Shelf Life on our Etsy store for $4.

Over the past few years, the two of us (Annie and Tim) have become obsessed with digging through shelves, stacks, boxes, carts, and racks in search of great used book finds. We even plan our vacations around visiting every bookstore we can manage within a given area. So we decided to write Shelf Life as a way of sharing the stories of our adventures in used book hunting. We write about the stores themselves, as well as about the books we found there, and our experiences passing through the various cities we’ve been to. This first issue focuses on our home turf and on some of our most beloved and frequented shops. Future issues will center around different cities or regions we’ve visited.

Stores visited in this issue:
- Strand Book Store
- Alabaster Bookshop
- East Village Books

Plus, “Have You Read _____?” - a dispatch from the Strand carts.

Half-sized
36 pages
Black and white
Cardstock cover (in “Strand bag yellow!”)
Saddle-stitched (stapled)

Get your copy today!

A big thanks again to those who made it out to Brooklyn Zine Fest last weekend! In case you didn’t, our collaborative zine, SHELF LIFE #1, is now available for purchase in our Etsy shop, in addition to Tim’s zine, Some Notes on Film, Vol. 1. This zine has a lot of love poured into it, and I’m super excited to be getting this series off the ground— look for future issues that cover our adventures in used book hunting in cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, LA, Portland, and Raleigh!!

And if you’re in the NYC/Westchester area, we’ll tabling at ZINE FEAST VOL. II today, Sunday 5/4, 2pm-7pm at SUNY Purchase’s student center (affectionately known as “the Stood”). Feel free to meet us in person and come pick up copies of both of our zines, sans shipping expenses!!

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Issue 1 of Shelf Life comes in “Strand bag yellow.”
Get your copy today! (Well… tomorrow.) Come to the Brooklyn Zine Fest!

Why yes, I did try to estimate the PMS tone of Strand’s shopping bag in order to match our zine cover to it. We’re launching SHELF LIFE #1 at Brooklyn Zine Fest tomorrow, so come by 11am-6pm to pick up your copy!! For those outside of NYC, SHELF LIFE #1 will be available in our Etsy shop very soon!

studiumpunctumshop:

Issue 1 of Shelf Life comes in “Strand bag yellow.”

Get your copy today! (Well… tomorrow.) Come to the Brooklyn Zine Fest!

Why yes, I did try to estimate the PMS tone of Strand’s shopping bag in order to match our zine cover to it. We’re launching SHELF LIFE #1 at Brooklyn Zine Fest tomorrow, so come by 11am-6pm to pick up your copy!! For those outside of NYC, SHELF LIFE #1 will be available in our Etsy shop very soon!


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We wanted to give a sneak peak from our new zine Shelf Life issue 1, which will be debuting at the Brooklyn Zine Fest this Saturday, April 26. This first issue covers three of our most frequented bookstores in NYC, including the world famous Strand Bookstore, whose rows of outdoor discount carts are one of our favorite places in the city!
Here’s an excerpt:

The real highlight of Strand isn’t the expensive items upstairs, it’s the cheap stuff outside. The dozen or so carts hold thousands of books, from $5 down. […]Much like Annie’s mom, a former letter carrier, we comb the carts outside of Strand come rain, sleet, or snow. Our friends think we’re nuts, but hey, unpleasant weather means less competition! One extremely cold winter evening, as we were sifting through the carts, bundled in our coats, the wind biting at our cheeks, a Strand employee commented, “I thought only crazy people looked at the racks in the winter!” We laughed, but in our heads we thought, “What makes you think we’re not crazy people?!”

Come stop by the zine fest this Saturday and take a look at the rest of Shelf Life issue 1.

studiumpunctumshop:

We wanted to give a sneak peak from our new zine Shelf Life issue 1, which will be debuting at the Brooklyn Zine Fest this Saturday, April 26. This first issue covers three of our most frequented bookstores in NYC, including the world famous Strand Bookstore, whose rows of outdoor discount carts are one of our favorite places in the city!

Here’s an excerpt:

The real highlight of Strand isn’t the expensive items upstairs, it’s the cheap stuff outside. The dozen or so carts hold thousands of books, from $5 down. […]

Much like Annie’s mom, a former letter carrier, we comb the carts outside of Strand come rain, sleet, or snow. Our friends think we’re nuts, but hey, unpleasant weather means less competition! One extremely cold winter evening, as we were sifting through the carts, bundled in our coats, the wind biting at our cheeks, a Strand employee commented, “I thought only crazy people looked at the racks in the winter!” We laughed, but in our heads we thought, “What makes you think we’re not crazy people?!”

Come stop by the zine fest this Saturday and take a look at the rest of Shelf Life issue 1.


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Greetings, Tumblr-ites!

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We’re Annie and Tim, and we make and sell zines under the name STUDIUM/punctum.

We’ll be using this here Tumblr to give updates on our zine-ing life, as well as for sharing relevant stuff we’re interested in — other zines we love, used book nerdery, cool illustrations, whatever!

And be sure to check out our Etsy store. We’ve got one zine available there now and two more coming very very soon.

STUDIUM/punctum is now live on Tumblr! Follow us for updates about new releases, events, and occasional doodles from yours truly.


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Hey friends!!We just found out that we (STUDIUM/punctum) will be co-tabling with some cartoonist/illustrator homies of ours at ZINE FEAST. VOL II at SUNY Purchase  on Sunday May 4th, 1-6pm!! So if you can’t make it to Brooklyn Zine Fest this Saturday, April 26, definitely stop by the next weekend at Purchase!!





 

Hey friends!!

We just found out that we (STUDIUM/punctum) will be co-tabling with some cartoonist/illustrator homies of ours at ZINE FEAST. VOL II at SUNY Purchase on Sunday May 4th, 1-6pm!! So if you can’t make it to Brooklyn Zine Fest this Saturday, April 26, definitely stop by the next weekend at Purchase!!

 
Happy Easter, friends!
This image was in my news feed today, and it was so wonderful I had to share it. A German retiree, Volker Kraft has 10,000 decorated eggs hanging on his tree this year, most of which he and his family handcrafted themselves.
As with any kind of insanely ambitious venture like this, his collection would make a dream photo shoot. I’m also a really big fan of the folksy-er handcrafted easter eggs from the Ukraine and Czech Republic— pysanky, and have dreamed of starting my own collection of these mini art pieces quite often.

Happy Easter, friends!

This image was in my news feed today, and it was so wonderful I had to share it. A German retiree, Volker Kraft has 10,000 decorated eggs hanging on his tree this year, most of which he and his family handcrafted themselves.

As with any kind of insanely ambitious venture like this, his collection would make a dream photo shoot. I’m also a really big fan of the folksy-er handcrafted easter eggs from the Ukraine and Czech Republic— pysanky, and have dreamed of starting my own collection of these mini art pieces quite often.

(Source: USA Today)


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The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, April 2014

It’s our last weekend of The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary before we move on to new spring and summer exhibitions. We’ll even be open on Monday, April 21 to send it off in proper style. And with the orchids just as flashy now as they were at the start (and the weekend weather promising good things), now’s the time, folks. —MN

Dude, the NY Botanical Garden reblogged my photos. Today is a good day.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our zine, SHELF LIFE, Issue 1, and I am too excited to keep myself from sharing another image from it. Remember to come by our table, STUDIUM/punctum, at Brooklyn Zine Fest on Saturday April 26. If you’re outside of NY, you can also order zines from our Etsy shop. We’ll be adding SHELF LIFE to Etsy very soon!
*addendum: My has my hair grown since I first drew this picture! And Tim’s got hipper glasses! We’d sure love for you to see our cute faces in real life at BZF!!

We’re putting the finishing touches on our zine, SHELF LIFE, Issue 1, and I am too excited to keep myself from sharing another image from it. Remember to come by our table, STUDIUM/punctum, at Brooklyn Zine Fest on Saturday April 26. If you’re outside of NY, you can also order zines from our Etsy shop. We’ll be adding SHELF LIFE to Etsy very soon!

*addendum: My has my hair grown since I first drew this picture! And Tim’s got hipper glasses! We’d sure love for you to see our cute faces in real life at BZF!!

Yesterday, Tim wrote all day while I finished up inking illustrations and scanning them for our forthcoming zine, SHELF LIFE, issue 1, which will be available for purchase at Brooklyn Zine Fest in two weeks on Saturday April 26!! SHELF LIFE will also be available very soon in our Etsy shop, so check back often!!

Yesterday, Tim wrote all day while I finished up inking illustrations and scanning them for our forthcoming zine, SHELF LIFE, issue 1, which will be available for purchase at Brooklyn Zine Fest in two weeks on Saturday April 26!! SHELF LIFE will also be available very soon in our Etsy shop, so check back often!!

Peter Riesett, Gatherings

GATHERINGS is a body of work that, through photography, investigates domestic environments, idiosyncratic personalities, and life’s perplexing and ironic relationships. Gatherings relates to the process and to the approach taken throughout my work. It is a meeting place of people, objects, and situations. Compositions reveal themselves during visits to friend’s and family’s personalized environments.

The suburban environments created by my family and friends are full of “stuff,” familiar and generic items made for mass consumption that have been given a personalized niche, or left forgotten on a nondescript shelf. My straightforward, sharp, frontal approach to this subject with a large format camera imposes a stylistic convention of “order” on the already ordered or disordered objects, heightening their status as both symbols of particular lifestyles and emblems of consumer detritus, or junk. The tension between their value as precious (as an icon of sentiment) and worthless (as cheap junk) creates an absurdity that is humorous and poignant. Other images describe left-overs, the remains of celebrations and holidays, unfinished birthday cakes, Christmas trees wrapped up and ready for the garbage, a Halloween costume lying on the banister. The disparity between the intended use and its gaiety and the lonely, collapsed after-effect creates a sense of alienation that is also comic. Titles often come from within the images themselves, lifted from texts therein, taken from advertising slogans that appear on objects or found in scrawled messages. Phrases such as “The Personalizer”, “Certified Cabinet”, and “Man’s Two Best Friends”, crafted by some copywriter, find themselves commenting ironically on the situations they have fallen into. Stories lie behind each image, and images also transcend personal attachments and anthropologically evidence facets of American culture.

The action of photography becomes a way to integrate myself into any given situation. Photography allows me to have wordless conversations with the objects of use and disuse. Investigating spaces, questioning reality, and documenting the colorful mundane becomes an obsession. With these inanimate objects I hope to animate the minds of the viewers.”