vanishing vortex

Written by admin on January 12th, 2014

After a bit of a delay I’ve added the first batch of Orange by Timothy Olson to the site. Most of last year was spent putting together Farecard. We also made some slick coozies. Hoping it drys up soon. It’s already been too long of a winter.

13 - 14 winter

stuff your stockings

Written by admin on November 27th, 2012

We’ve added a select selection of solid new zines over the past few months. With Boys #2 from Tim Johnson, Does Not Equal from TJ Larsen and most recently We Know You Suck from Justin Carlin. Add them to you’re personal collection or give them to your little brother. Either way get them soon because the quantities are limited and they’re going fast. Happy holidays and tacos for all!

Holiday Tacos!

knit hats

Written by admin on November 17th, 2011

After an extended hiatus Parking Block with two new releases for the holiday season. Paintings, illustrations and words of wisdom fill Lisa Romero’s “Connections.” Jeremy Tubb’s “Wherever god strikes me down” features photographs of dazed cross country travels and confused late nights.

Over the next few weeks a number of past and future members of the Parking Block roster will be out and about showing art. This Saturday you can check out Brad Westcott’s work up in the Never Rest show in Vancouver.  A little closer to home, Tim Pigott is a part of the “Text, Drugs and Rock n Roll show at Maxwell Colette on Friday December, 2nd. You can also check out Alex Cohen and Oscar Arriola at the “Hold Fast To Dreams” show at Believe Inn. Make a night of it!

Next week is the start of the holiday shopping frenzy. Even if you don’t buy a zine from Parking Block this year try and support at least one artist in your holiday purchases. Help people make things happen!

send away film

Written by admin on March 23rd, 2011

It’s here!

The second annual Chicago zinefest is this weekend! It looks like this may the last chance to pick up a few of Parking Block’s historic releases because after this weekend they’ll be gone. Stop by if you can. Say hello. Trade some zines. Bring art. Bring photographs. Bring jokes.

Desert of the Future - Tim Pigott

Besides Zinefest there are a few other events in the near and immediate future that involve friends and family.

Friday night you can check out the always ready steady Art Dump’s take on the classic movie poster at the Post Family’s space.

Saturday is the big blowout for Isaac’s new Stereo board and shirts at DLXSF.

On the horizon is Dan Boulton’s solo show of Southbank Photographs. I’m look forward to visiting this iconic spot during the summer.

The next round of zines is starting to come together.

Patience is always appreciated.