LCC Zine Collection 10th anniversary exhibition

In addition to our IZM 2021 exhibition please visit Voices from the Underground to hear four zine makers reading and discussing their zines.

In 2019 LCC celebrated the 10th anniversary of our zine collection with an exhibition in our library spaces reflecting on the power of zines. The collection began with a couple of issues of Laura Grace Ford’s seminal zine Savage Messiah and developed to showcase contemporary self-publishing as well as documenting historic zines and diy culture.

The 2019 temporary exhibition featured key zines selected by the library team and enlarged reproductions of zine cover art, and is now documented as part of this online zine resource. Below you will find cover images and links to online zines featured as part of the original exhibition.

Image of a wall display of enlarged zine covers in the Library at London College of Communication.


Two pages from Ablaze! zine. One is mostly text, all in pink. Second is also mostly text on a yellow background with a colour photograph of Sonic Youth band.

Arty magazine

Black and white illustration of a Chanel No.5 perfume bottle. Chandwritten title and issue of the zine on the bottle's cap and label.

Fear brown queers

"Fear brown queers" cover with illustration of three QTIPOC folks

Future Fantasteek!

Black on neon green background title part of the Future Fantastic issue 1: 2008 zine cover. handwritten text.


"Niji" issue 2 zine interior double page spread. A mixture of printed text and collaged illustration using muted tones of grey and brown.

One Of My Kind

Pink Mince

'Pink Mince' zine cover. Black bold vertical text title on pink background. Cover page folded in half revealing half of a black and white photograph of a man.

Ripped and Torn

Mostly black and white collage consisting of 'Ripped & Torn' zine covers. Green and red elements.

Shocking pink!

Two black, white and pink "Shocking Pink" covers. Photographs of two people on the beach with a pier in the background, and three women pro-choice protesters.

Shotgun Seamstress

Black and white "Shotgun Seamstress" cover picturing two black women riding a motorcycle

The Chapess

Black and white "The Chapess" issue 8 zine cover. Quite abstract looking illustration of a woman on her back reaching forward and touching herself.


Colour, mostly black and dark blue "The Eel" issue 11 zine cover. Photograph of two tower cranes. Bold red printed title on the top.

Versions of violence

"Versions of Violence: Queer Women and Femmes on Heterosexism" title over a rainbow coloured background

Working class queers

Black and white "Working class queers" title and picture of a tower block estate.
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