YCE: Paperback

Kris Latocha and Oliver Watson publish this annual magazine featuring DIY lo-fi creativity.

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Kris Latocha co-founded Paperback magazine in 2007 with designer and co-editor Oliver Watson. “We have fluid roles,” the Polish London-based XX-year-old notes. The publication which come out roughly annually covers whatever they’re into. No trends. No news. Just a focus on DIY lo-fi creativity. “Tal R next to obscure Japanese photographer. One shows in world wide institutions, on in self published zines – but they share the same ethos.” Paperback also publish newspaper format Paperback Postscripts - The first was a piece on curator Aaron Rose to support his European tour with The Sads. Yamataka Eye from The Boredoms is next in line. Kris has put on shows at the B Store, written from independent publications in Japan, Australia and the UK.

Name a person or organisation that shares your DIY ethos, and explain why
There's a big and ever-growing, international network of like-minded people: publishers, galleries, shops and individuals, that share similar attitudes. You inevitably cross paths sooner or later which usually leads to collaborations in one way or another. Nieves in Zurich, ANPQ and Ooga Booga in LA, Serps Press in Melbourne, Printed Matter in NY, Utrecht in Tokyo, to name just a few...

Send us a picture/video that summarises your view of modern life, and explain why
It's self-explanatory.


Do you think the recession has helped or hindered your creativity? Why?
It didn't affect me at all.. I'm just as broke as I always was.

Music for a revolution - what song sums up your attitude?
Lift Off - Patrick Cowley

What other period inspires you the most, and why?
The 70s for reasons too many to name..

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