Christopher Sleboda/Kathleen Sleboda "Hardcore Fanzine: Good and Plenty, 1989-1992" Book
Focused on seven issues of Good And Plenty Fanzine produced in the late 1980s/early 1990s, "Hardcore Fanzine: Good And Plenty, 1989-1992" looks at the series through the lens of graphic design and typography, as a project that reflected and embodied technology of the period. Contributions from graphic designers, graphic design educators, and hardcore enthusiasts trace the history of fanzines and photoduplication; the idea of the body in punk and hardcore; how fanzine-making created community and alternative social space in a pre-internet era; key typefaces used in straight edge iconography; and the importance of fanzines to successive generations of designers. A text by Walter Schreifels - American musician, member of Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Quicksand, and many other bands - places Good And Plenty in historical context, outlining the context for individual issues and highlighting specific moments in the cultural and sonic landscape. "Hardcore Fanzine: Good And Plenty, 1989-1992" includes the full reproduction of all seven issues of Good And Plenty plus reproductions of a selection of the fanzine's original paste-ups and photography.