Rubbish is a truly unique piece that comes from Singapore. Editorial prowess that is not a magazine, nor a magazine, but a FAMzine, or a "family zine", a term coined by two designer parents who a few years ago embarked on a crazy project: to create an artistic collective with their children.
And so in 2011 Claire, a 45-year-old mother, Renn, a 14-year-old son, Aira, a 14-year-old daughter and Pann, a 46-year-old father, created the "Holycrap" artistic collective. A family collective of 4 people who re-elaborate artistic and design projects based on their family history and its most intimate aspects.
In addition to exhibiting and presenting their works in the world of design and contemporary art with great feedback, they have created Rubbish FAMzine, which is one of their highest artistic expressions and which encompasses the dexterity and wise eccentricity of all 4 family members.
Rubbish tells the objects and people of the most intimate life of this family-collective through a box of authentic objects, photographs and texts, expertly assembled by hand by the 4 in person.
The new issue of Rubbish has a circulation of 500 numbered pieces and contains much more than the simple objects it has inside. Rubbish transmits the warmth of a family, catapulting you into human relationships and feelings, in a dimension apparently very far from the concept of a magazine. Over the years this publication has achieved the appreciation and attention of a real work of art in the publishing field, creating around it a real global race for its collection.
ISSUE - BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
The new issue of Rubbish is the culmination of the past decade in Holycrap.
The 276-page book is contained in a box of tissues along with a cassette recording of their latest single, bound with rubber bands and a colored pencil.
(80s curiosity notice: cassette + pencil combination, did you get it?)