Monday, 2 April 2007

Introducing EVIL TWIN Publications

Created by Stacy Forte and Amber Gayle, Evil Twin Publications was started in 1994 inspired by American personal zines. Initially set up to publish their own work starting with Greetings from the Endless Highway, the first in their "My Evil Twin Sister" series.

After pushing several of their own narratives, poetry, and photography through a series of books, they started working on collaborations with other artists starting with a trio of books from poet Zachary Lipez and photography/musician Nicholas Zinner Stacy: No Seats on the Party Car, Slept in Beds, and I Hope You Are All Happy Now.

From this, they went onto to create CATHOLIC No. 1: Cats, edited by photographer Glynnis McDaris and writer Jesse Pearson. The contributing artists were simply told "Make us something about cats" and the results span from the beautiful and humorous to the disturbing and though provoking.

The first edition of was released in a set of 1000 numbered copies with stitched and silk screened covers. An expanded second expanded edition was published in 2005 in cooperation with D.A.P..

The work of Evil Twin Publications has been added to the permanent collections of museums and art institutions and has been included in several gallery shows. Stacey Wakefield currently lives in New York and is design director at Artforum magazine. Amber Gayle lives in the mountains of southern Oregon acting as distribution manager for Index magazine.

Evil Twin Publications

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