Thursday, September 20, 2012
Portland Button Works Quarterly #1
By Alex Wrekk and Derek Neuland
1322 N Killingsworth
Well known zinester Alex Wrekk (Stolen Sharpie Revolution, Brainscan) opened a custom
button shop with their friend Derek Neuland earlier this year. (Not the buttons that hold things closed of course, but the type with pictures and words on them, also known as badges.) Their store also stocks lots of zines, and their online distro has some pretty awesome stuff.
This brief zine acts mostly as a catalogue for the shop: it gives prices for custom button orders and lists new zine releases that they have in stock. But it does have other content like top ten lists from both Derek and Alex, upcoming (and now past) zine events in Portland, and some other stuff.
You don't actually have to order this, and in fact Alex would probably be kind of confused if you tried to as it comes free with orders from the shop, but it does what it set out to do.
Alex and Derek also do a pretty awesome zine podcast called Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine. If you like podcasts and zines it's definitely worth checking out, it's just too bad there aren't more episodes.