Parking Block Publishing Handcrafted Art Books - Established in Chicago, May 2009 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:46:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 vanishing vortex Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:46:39 +0000 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

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stuff your stockings Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:28:47 +0000 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!

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knit hats Fri, 18 Nov 2011 02:52:01 +0000 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!

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send away film Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:54:27 +0000 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.

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perpetual motion in an observable world Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:23:02 +0000 There has been a bit of a delay with the posting process thanks to this unfortunate occurrence and with that delay finally ending it’s time to roll out the new releases. First the final 2 publications of 2010: A Personal Dinner Invitation by Alberto Aguilar and Listening To The Lower Frequencies by Tim Pigott. And hot off the printer here are the first 2 zines for 2011: Inland Architect by Christopher Smith and Over and Out by Brad Westcott. These have been added to the online store or you can pick them up in person at Quimby’s or you can see all of Parking Block’s zines at this year’s Chicago Zine Fest March 25th – 26th. Stop by for a sticker and a high five.

What’s next?

Here’s a few teaser pages that Dominique Holmes sent over:

Dominique Holmes - 2011 zine pages

It’s going to be a mixture of color and black and white.

Dominique Holmes - 2011 zine pages

More midnight please.

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whoooo goes the owl up in the tree, watch over me Wed, 27 Oct 2010 02:01:03 +0000

Parking Block Publishing Mobile

New zines from Tim Pigott and Andy Simmons are on deck for November. They should be out by midmonth.

3 new artists have been added to the squad. Look for zines from Dan Boulton, Brad Westcott and Alberto Aguilar early next year.

You can now find Parking Block at Zine’s Mate over in Japan. Please stop by and say hello.

Celebrate Halloween all weekend long.

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curtains Tue, 21 Sep 2010 03:02:24 +0000

Let the bells ring across the land! The new zines are here! Pick up your copies of the newest Parking Block masterpieces, Mostly Drawings by Eric Ellis and Arbothnaut J. Brown by Benjamin Carr, on the publications page today. After that take a moment and visit the artist page to check out Lauri Apple and Andy Mills new bios.

Drawing Down the Moon continues to delight artists, bloggers and other internet riff-raff. Read the fantastic reviews for yourself.

In other artist news, Mark Gildersleeve, Tim Pigott and Ricky Cozzolino all have art work available for your enjoyment at the Criminal Class Press NOIR Anti-Gala this Saturday, September 25th. You can pick up tickets here. Shawn Hebrank has just returned from dead bird cataloging in Peru. On the 11th of every month he and Albie Rock makes things happen. Alex Cohen and Steven Erst are part of the Center of Multiple Middles show that’s wrapping up at Harold Washington College this Friday. You can enjoy a new Lauri Apple drawing every day until the election over on Animal New York. They’re free. That’s hard to beat. All around awesome fellow Jay Croft’s art work is now available at skate shops around the country via these Vans tshirts.

If you are in Baltimore this weekend check out Parking Block at “Creative Control.”

Creative Control

‘The “Creative Control” exhibit is curated by Jim Lucio, Visual Arts Coordinator for the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and will include over 100 independent arts and culture publications from around the globe.’

The first 4 releases are now sold out.

Don’t hesitate.

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hooray for chair, long live chair Fri, 20 Aug 2010 01:51:03 +0000 The big news is that you can now find Parking Block zines at the rowdy rowdy Saki Records here in Chicago.

Saki Records Chicago

They appear to have an endless parade of in store shows. Go see a band, check out some records and pick up some zines. Check out their blog for more info.

OKGreat posted a great review of Drawing Down the Moon including a dramatic reenactment of its arrival. There should be more dramatic reenactments on the web.. Maybe one day there will be a Tawainese animation reenactment of a Parking Block zine. That would be the bee’s knees. Click here to check out OK Great and the video.

Benjamin Carr has been busy. He just released his latest art book, Martin C. From Brentford. It’s limited to 50 so pick it up before they’re gone. He also sent over some photos of what he’s been working on.

Benjamin Carr - Zine in Progress

Things are starting to take shape.

Benjamin Carr - Zine in Progress

Look for new zines next month.

This fall is going to be good.

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new HQ Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:15:57 +0000 Lot’s of exciting news and developments!

Dan Bolton was kind enough to write up a nice review of Isaac’s zine on the might Club Mumble website.

We’ve added 3 new artists to the roster: Lauri Apple, Tully Mills and Benjamin Carr. Look for more information about their upcoming zines over the new few weeks and months.

Parking Block now has a Facebook page. If you are socially inclined please stop by and give it a thumbs up.

New zines? There’s two of them and they are outstanding. Drawing Down the Moon by Dennis Pomales and Moral Guidance by Jason Leisge. Check them out in person at Quimby’s or order them online.

The big move is over. The boxes are unpacked.

Parking Block's new HQ

Settling in and getting things done.

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tapedeck headphones Thu, 06 May 2010 14:46:33 +0000 The next round of Parking Block Publications has been folded and stapled.

SF-11 by Isaac McKay-Randozzi and The Moon is Made of Cheese by Snacki.

1 year of Parking Block Publishing

If you’d prefer to shop locally, they should be on Quimby’s shelves by the weekend.

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