Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Spotlight: Pasticcio

Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn have taken zines to a whole new level. In fact, they describe their publication Pasticcio as a QUARTZ - QUality ART Zine. And quality it is! They have released two issues so far and the third is due out in March/April. There are so many aspects to Pasticcio which make it special. It is an 8.5 X 8.5 full color glossy that is almost more book than zine. The first issue has 52 pages and the second issue has 72 pages. The quality of the photography, lay-out and design in Pasticcio is top notch.

Pasticcio is loaded with content and there are some wonderful surprises inside. For example, the issues include full-page, color photographs of a variety of artwork from many different artists, artist interviews, book reviews, movie quips, quotes and wordplay, recipes, product reviews, and so much more. It really is a pasticcio -- a work produced by borrowing fragments, ingredients, or motifs from various sources; a potpourri. This zine is a collaborative effort from two extremely talented artists. I can't wait to open the pages of the next issue!

1 comment:

indigo16 said...

Thank you for this, I have bought them sight unseen as I always like what you recommend. I am also a big fan of this type of publishing which generally represents freedom of expression, rather than being tied to the coat tails of a sponsor.