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Experiments in Publication: Artists’ Magazines

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I’m speaking on panel at MomA this coming Monday. It’s called Experiments in Publication: Artists’ Magazines. This panel explores how and why artists create magazines. Artists, publishers, and writers will talk about their publications and the collaborative nature of their work, promoting social and political ideas, employing creative editorial practices, appropriating materials, and building artist communities. Participants include K8 Hardy of LTTR, Flint Jamison of Veneer Magazine, Kristina Lee Podesva and Jeff Khonsary of Fillip, and Anthony Smyrski of Megawords. David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library, moderates.

Monday, April 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Tickets here:

You can also see the website for the exhbition here:

I hope to see you there!

Megawords Issue 17 Release in Tokyo

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

We’re heading to Tokyo to begin working on a project with good friends of our Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf. While we are there, we’ll be collaborating with Booklet Library to do a small release party for the current issue of Megawords at the Shibaura House.

If you are in Tokyo, please join us!

Saturday, February 25
13:00 – 17:00

Book list for the our book shop at the PMA!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Here is a list of the books that will be available in the bookshop section of our installation!

In our book shop you will find shelves stocked with new and used books and magazines. These books will be for sale, but commerce is not the point. Our aim is to define a cultural space and to position the books as objects of discussion, exploration, explanation and departure.

The books we’ve chosen cover a wide range of topics: music, film, urban affairs, photography, fiction, philosophy, cycling, etc.. They are a living, breathing reading list that encourages the contemplation of different world-views and are an important source of inspiration for us. We hope that by sharing these books, we can demonstrate the direct link between being excited by the work of others and producing one’s own work.

Download the list here: Megawords_booklist

Megawordz Zine Workshop

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Kelly Writers House, the Common Press, and the Philadelphia-based collaborative Megawords are offering a free zine making workshop for Penn students.

Participants receive instruction in zine making and letterpress printing, and will create multiple copies of their own zine. The workshop will conclude with a zine swapping pizza party at Kelly Writers House.

All zines will be on view as part of the ICA exhibition One is the loneliest number, April 21-August 7, 2011

The workshop will take place in four sessions over two weekends: April 2, 3 and April 9, 10 from 10-5 pm

Limited to 20 students.

To reserve your place, please send an email to

New Issue

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Available Now

Issue Thirteen now available!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Issue 13 is now available! Get a copy here:

This issue of Megawords features work by Gary Fogelson, Rebekah Maysles, LeJosh, ourselves, and a very important essay entitled Teen Sex Energy by Matt Schwartz.

Diana Lind at Rutgers Camden

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

This month at Rutgers Camden Diana Lind, editor and publisher of Next American City magazine, will talk about her career in independent media and how the next generation of web entrepreneurs are changing life in cities.

Diana Lind is the editor in chief of Next American City,a national urban affairs magazine and non-profit with the mission of promoting socially, economically and environmentally sustainable cities. Prior to joining Next American City, Ms. Lind wrote about architecture for Architectural Record, and authored the book Brooklyn Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, her M.F.A. from Columbia University and has lectured at Drexel University, University of Windsor, and the Creative Cities Summits, among other places.

Please join us!
April 22, 2010
Directions here:

Now reading – Capitalism Inside an Organization

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

This short text was written by former Enron Executive Vice President Pravin J. Jain. It was published by Portland’s Publication Studio. Publication Studio prints and binds books on demand using simple methods, clean design and basic materials. The books cover is made from a manila file folder, and the text pages are high quality laser prints. The paper is crisp and white, and the type is black and sharp.