Monday, 2 July 2012

Future Fantasteek! No.13



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream and white papers.
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Pink card cover with ‘googly-eyes’.
Brighton, July 2012, edition size of 40.
Guest Artist: Margaret Huber



Lucky No.13 - How Super! So, the olympics are ready to GO GO GO, and the Euro is ready to DIVE DIVE DIVE. Care homes are 'failing the vunerable' and the Welfare State is causing trouble AGAIN. Same 'ol, same 'ol

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Future Fantasteek! No.13 has now been carefully mailed off to various libraries and collections, so this is where you'll find them all...
  • The British Library, London UK
  • Library and Archive, Tate, Millbank, London, UK
  • The Culture Archive, Brighton UK
  • Centre for Fine Print Research, School of Creative Arts, UWE, Bristol, UK
  • Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), Rivington Place, London, UK
  • London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, UK
  • National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • The Library Hereford College of Arts, Hereford,mHerefordshire, UK
  • Salford Zine Library, Manchester, UK
  • Bookarts Bookshop, London, UK
  • {Disarmed}, Bedeteca de Lisboa, Pal√°cio do Contador-Mor, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Biblioteca Municipal Josep Badia i Moret, Barcelona, SPAIN
  • LA FANZINOTH√ąQUE, Poitiers, France
  • Duke University, Durham NC, USA
  • Aboveground zine library, Kenner, LA, USA
  • Colorado College Special collections, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University Library, Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Reed College Library, Portland, OR, USA
  • Special Collections Division, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ, USA
  • Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Zine World (review) Portland OR, USA
  • SLIS Laboratory Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • Toronto Zine Library, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Anchor Archive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Wellington City Libraries, Wellington, New Zealand

Preparation for issue No.13

I'm working on No.13 at the moment so should be ready in late July.
It'll be the Wanna Buy a Feejee Mermaid? issue.






Future Fantasteek! No.3


Softback Zine printed in greyscale on yellow paper, staple bound with central section in colour.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Bronze cover with dye cut shape.
Issue three: Brighton 2007, edition size of fifty.



Once again, the Damp Flat Research team share their fantastic inventions, ideas and advice. The evil central colour pull-out has a mirror where you can see your evil twin or simply worry more with the new Damp Worry Doll. There are inventions to help you spot a bad idea; pretend to talk like a grown-up or slow yourself down to avoid having to do anything.
That and so much more... PLUS are you really being watched?

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Future Fantasteek! No.4


Softback Zine printed in greyscale on orange and yellow paper, saddle-stitched.
A5 size with 16 printed pages. Day-Glo orange cover with yellow dots.
Issue Four: Brighton 2008, edition size of fifty.




The 'Damp Flat Research' team are wondering why eveyone's so sick lately. They are also quickly investing, on-the-side, in the pharmaceutical industry. What with Norovirus and advice on how to take a 'sickie' there seems to be no healthy folk left. This issue also includes how to spot whether you have ended-up working for the Departement of Stupidity and the right way to wash your hands.
I would write more, but I'm feeling off-colour and need to lay down...

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Future Fantasteek! No.5

...Credit Crunch Issue

My computer 'ate' this issue, so it's not on issuu or anywhere else for that matter.
I'll re-scan the original pages sometime and re-construct it, but don't go holding your breath...


You can however, see a surviving version of it here: http://www.dampflat.com/DAMPFLAT/books/zines/future5/index.htm#

Softback Zine printed in greyscale on yellow paper, with colour center pages,
includes a tipped-in dubious banknote and rubber stampped flies. saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Bright pink card cover with yellow dots.
Issue Five: Brighton 2008, edition size of fifty.


Okay, okay...it's late - so sue me. The credit crunch issue looks at liars, not using your brain and spotting fakes. There's free money from the bank of Future Fantasteek included as a worthless free gift. The 'Damp Research Facilities' answer these questions: Why are people so nasty to each other ? Is greed really the future? How many of us have eaten from the Tree of Stupidity ? Can genetically enhanced monkeys with clipboards replace office staff? And could octopus DNA enable you to work longer hours? More pointless questions to ponder in a disappointing world...









Saturday, 30 June 2012

Future Fantasteek! No.6



Soft-back Zine printed in mostly colour on white, yellow and green paper.
Includes a free million-squid note.
Saddle-stiched, A5 size containing 16 printed pages.
Pearly silver cover with glitter green arrow downwards.
Issue Six: Brighton 2009, edition size of fifty.



The 'Damp Research Facilities' haven’t been inventing many new life-saving gadgets this season, since they’ve been flat-out printing money. It’s fantastic! Want a new telly? Just cut-out the Million-Sqid Note included with this issue and buy what ever you’d like... with enough change left for a packet of Spangles. Also in this issue, cars of the future, have your work-ethic removed and what people say on mobiles.

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Future Fantasteek! No.9



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream, yellow and white tinted papers, saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages.
Red translucent cover with small gold 'get-out-of-jail-free card insert.
Issue Nine: Brighton 2010, edition size of fifty.




What’s happened recently then?.... 'The Damp Research Team' have studiously tackled the issues that we all think about - such as do you waste more time on Facebook or Twitter, and what’s the point of it all when your closest friends are only ‘virtual’ and can’t even buy you a beer and crisps?
In the current economic climate all the Damp Staff have been promptly sacked and the company has been sold to 'foreigners'. They’ve hired some child labour to do the work at a fraction of the price, which means it’s much better this time around since the kids are better at drawing.We’ve kept all our middle-managers though, since they are better at designing nice colourful forms in Excel. So, it seems the world is REALLY going-down-the-pan as we speak, but at least your hair will look pretty and the Botox will smooth over your anxious brow as you glance with alarm into oblivion.
Time for a cuppa-T love?

To read online click here: http://issuu.com/futurefantasteek/docs/ff9







Future Fantasteek! No.10



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream paper, staple bound.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Silver metallic cover.
Issue Ten: Brighton 2011, edition size of fifty.


Who’d have thought it... ISSUE TEN, of this rambling nonsense. The Damp Research team have been trotting out this stuff for FIVE years now. At some point you might have thought someone would find something better to do...but apparently not.
Well, the walls of money have stuck to rich people again and University is now soooo expensive only the Queen can afford to send her eldest son, don’t even bother sending girls - they just need to be pretty these days, start saving up for a boob job and sod the degree... (unless it’s in cosmetic surgery)
Damp Research - thinking for you, because you’re watching X-Factor...

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Future Fantasteek! No.11



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream, yellow and tinted papers, staple bound.
A5 size containing 20 printed pages. Blue card cover with small dye-cut and free saint card insert.
Brighton 2011, edition size of 50.

Guest Artist: Joe Kolessides
Guest Artist: Gregory Reuben Levitt



...HERE we are again, Future Fantasteek! issues numbers 1-10 are happily touring the globe with their sketchbooks.  BUT staff here at our research facility have decided to add fresh ideas to the ‘Recycling Fraud’ going on here... SO, two guest artists have been randomly selected by computer and were offered bugger-all in return for giving us pics. WHAT’S been going on everywhere else then? Chaos, disaster and political upheaval, everyone worrying about whether women wear too much or not enough, no one wants to eat cucumbers or beansprouts and no one is entirely content with the weather, or their newspaper... same ‘ol, same ‘ol...

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Future Fantasteek! No.12



Softback Zine printed in colour on cream, graph and tinted papers, staple bound.
A5 size containing 20 printed pages. Cream pearl cover with metallic green mosaic.
Brighton 2012, edition size of 50.
Guest Artist: 
Eloise Parrack
Guest Artist: 
David Millhouse



OMG! The Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee and, if he wasn't dead, Charles Dickens would be 200!
Makes you proud to be British(not sure if we're letting Scotland play...) It's pretty goshed exciting, try not to RIOT. I think I need a cup of tea. NOOOOO! DON'T PUT THE MILK IN FIRST...

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