Rubbish is a unique piece that comes from Singapore. Editorial prowess that is not a magazine, nor a magazine, but a FAMzine, or "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, 43-year-old mother, Renn, 12-year-old son, Aira, 12-year-old daughter and Pann, 44-year-old father from Singapore, 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 manual skills and the 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.
Each issue is produced in 300 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 10 - NO TIME FOR MELANCHOLY
Issue 10 of such an important publication had to be made during a trip to Japan, where the Holycrap family-collective would collect objects, experiences and stories by shooting their number 1 which was dedicated to the city of Tokyo.
But the trip to Japan was blocked by the pandemic that forced the authors to stay in Singapore: hence the idea of an edition entirely dedicated to Japan, but in a different way.
The number 10 is in fact a complete reinterpretation of the number 1, which is entirely re-proposed and redesigned with all the "Japanese" habits that the family has acquired over the years and moved to their home.
The pages taken from number 1 have been individually "aged" by hand by Pann and his family, who then added stickers, prints, leaflets, booklets, photographs to each one that represent all the experiences that have had to do with that number one, in their life, with Japan.
All the stories and anecdotes told in these inserts and which took place in their Singapore, tell of habits with a Japanese flavor, such as eating Ramen in 10 different places in search of the best Ramen of their life tasted right in Tokyo,
The zine is literally filled with memorabilia, gadgets and other items they bought in Japan. Crowning the issue is a real Casio watch customized for Holycrap's family, which her father had made for his trip to Japan years ago and which was produced again for this issue of the magazine.
Each copy is entirely hand-assembled by the family, as they tell in this video on their Instagram page.
Two copies of Rubbish Famzine n.10 are available for sale on Frab's, which the Holycrap collective reserves for our selection. Once these are finished, given the very limited number of copies, no supplies will be available.