In a new exhibition at London's Somerset House, the independent magazine scene in Britain is celebrated through its voices that challenge the mainstream.
From 8 June - 22 August 2018, Print! Tearing It Up will be the first exhibition to trace the journey of independent voices in magazines and journals from their roots in the early 20th century, to today's contemporary titles.
Contrary to the idea that print is a dying trade, the show aims to illustrate that these freethinking publications reflect a wider independent culture while proving that print is going from strength to strength in the digital era.
Curated by writer Paul Gorman (The Story of The Face, In Their Own Write: Adventures In The Music Press) and Somerset House’s Senior Curator Claire Catterall with graphic design by Scott King, the exhibition will feature titles including the likes of Private Eye, Crash!, Mushpit, Spare Rib, Ladybeard, gal-dem, Thiiird, Burnt Roti, The Face, Real Review, Friends/Frendz, i-D, Dazed and many more.
Sharan Dhaliwal, editor-in-chief of Burnt Roti, said: "Print publishing means that we're not posting articles which are lost in the ether of the internet. We're shoving our faces in everyone else's and saying: 'we exist."
Print! Tearing It Up: Independent British magazines changing the world kicks off at Somerset House on 8 June 2018. For more information visit www.somersethouse.org.uk.