Magma-Zine - Illustrated, Collated & Published by Maisy Summer.
A Publication celebrating the illustrators, writers, graphic designers, photographers, designers that make Magma be what is is!
The last two years my practice has focused on the illustrating, documenting and collating stories of independent venues: the people, places, histories, & their narratives. Magma is shop stocking one of the best selections of independently published books/publications/zines. Over the past six months I’ve been slowly curating the publication Magma-Zine (Issue One). The Magma-Zine is a mix of reportage illustration and interviews from a variety of different creators - Counterpoint, James Unsworth, Zine Tent, Fernandes Makes, Logo Archive, Ryan Humphrey, Dive, Beth S. Wilkinson, Tasha Sportelli, Jake Waller, Siege Mag, Martin Wilson (Rare Mags) and Terrible People.
Through this project, I also took the opportunity to push a creative fascination I have with the pastiche. Playful, fun and a bit cheeky in style – creating a new interesting dialogue between the original and imitation. Ultimately in a big celebration and admiration of all the wonderful works within Magma! This project was a complete labour of love, and series I would like to carry on developing.