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Melonfarmer 5b-5f
By ZEEL + others

Melonfarmer 5b-5f is a set of fanzines about the 1984 film 'Repo Man.' Comprising essays, memoir and comics from ZEEL, Orson, Doctor Gurlfriend and Liam Johnstone. Designed and co-produced with Eilis Searson.


by Florence Shaw

Sleep Torpor is about a girl who has rapidly changing moods.

Florence Shaw’s first comic, developed as part of the Santoro Correspondence Course, experiments with the use of found narration sourced from online forums, synthesising personal experiences and collective feeling. Dealing in particular with anxiety and depression, the frames shift between sparsity (reflecting emptiness as well as moments of calm) and the claustrophobia of panic.

Throughout, a wide range of layered tone and line is flattened both by the riso printing method and use of single colour, visually echoing the leaden heaviness of exhaustion despite the heightened emotional states depicted.



by Asta Meldal Lynge

A visual essay with text by Eleanor Ivory Weber looking at the relationship between housing, capital and image-production. Semi-fictional aphorisms play out in a landscape of piledrivers, cement and skyrocketing homes as an attempt to grasp the intensifying and terrifying tendency of image-building. These newbuilds present themselves as aspiring icons or landmarks steadily floor by floor cladding the city in its marketed self-image.

previously on show at Vermillion Sands


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by Samara Scott

An interpretation of an exhibition and a new work in itself, Drunk Complexions takes its title from an entirely liquid construction assembled in a metal baking tray. The floating spray paint diffused on the water surface is reflected by the diffused silver ink on the page surface. In this printed layer an additional synthetic substance intermingles with those that the images depict. A deletion fluid applied, by Scott, with a variety of materials directly onto lithographic printing plates produces an iridescent metallic film that pools and swarms across the pages, submerging the images.

best of Future Artefacts - i.D






by Tom Dowse

5 short stories set in an unsettling near-future landscape of undervalued service work even more precarious than our own.
The environs and characters are uncanny; the over-zealous middle management, pervasive surveillance and disposable humanity of late capitalism have prevailed and bloomed.
Interspersed throughout the texts are stark lino-cut images that appear as icons or talismans of the disregarded or broken while also depicting the persistent life forms surviving despite relentless hostility.

co-published with Koroula SF



by Chris Harnan

a visual diary that covers a period of 2 years. any re—solution is illusive. the re—remembered events have been re—interpreted and re—vised countless times, as the book chases truth and simplicity in a deep pile of re—fuse. for a while, the book was whatever the book needed to be, and it helped a lot.

write up on it's nice that




by Michael Crowe

Giddy murder, Fassbinder lookalike contests and amber lights twinkling in the far distance all dance together as Michael Crowe attempts to exhaust one location in the world's most popular video game.

review by Denise Bonetti (Spam zine)
one of White Reviews Books of the Year (picked by Sam Riviere)
the 4th most intriguing book read by Christian Bok in 2017



Limner #4

a critical journal of illustration. Gesture, featuring: Michael Crowe, Miriam Elgon, Rosie Eveleigh, Elizabeth Holdsworth, Faye Coral Johnson, Bruce Mclean, Wai Wai Pang, Mike Redmond, Nancy Ann Roth, Florence Shaw, Caz Slattery, Margaux Soland, Tommaso Speretta, Tadashi Ueda & Peter Willis



other titles:

*T-SHIRTS by Chris Harnan & Florence Shaw
Untitled, 2014 by Asta Meldal Lynge
*The Riso Sun by Mari Kansted Johnsen
*64º27'11.8"N 74º18'47.I"E by Kai Nødland
*Nudes by Blaise Larmee
*Original Risographies with work-form
*The Head and The Hand by Stina Löfgren
Limner #3
*Michael Crowe Collaborates With ...
*The Painters Family by Florence Shaw
*Try and Make More Mistakes by Sinead Evans
Limner #2
*Limner #1

* out of print


Studio Operative are a part-time visual arts publisher based in London, UK.

Studio Operative is Alice Lindsay and Peter Willis.

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