Work Is The Only Rule #3: Issue 0 An Editorial Archive



The term ‘Issue 0’ is applied to a journal or publication which is intended to become a series of books or magazines – a pilot publishing project.

This workshop looked at art magazines and magazines as art. We used the publication ‘Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art: THE MAGAZINE’ to learn about how artists have utilised the magazine format in revolutionary and collective ways.

Inspired by our research, we designed imaginary magazine covers (one printed digitally and one riso-printed), which were displayed at BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market (Saturday April 21st 2018). This publication is a collection of some of these covers, along with short editorial statements written to accompany the magazines we proposed.

This book features texts and designs by India Hibbs, Aidan Knowles-Levitt, Leah Lowe, Amy McCartney, Hannah McKevitt, Rosie Minney, Liz Oughton, Ellie Prime, Sarah Rimington, Adam Phillips + Foundation Press.

Work Is The Only Rule, is an ongoing series of books published by Foundation Press, documenting workshops led by artists and sharing material made by participants. The series borrows a line from from Sister Corita Kent’s Rules and Hints for Students and Teachers, written with her class at Immaculate Heart College in 1965.

Work Is The Only Rule #3, Issue 0: An Editorial Archive / Workshop by Foundation Press / All texts © of the authors / Printed and designed by Foundation Press, NationalGlass Centre, Sunderland, UK / ISBN 978-1-9999535-2-2 / 24pp / Edition: 50.