DogFight featuring: Rebo.
Published Monday 5th November 2018.
All rights reserved Toasted Posters 2018.
We were lucky enough to score a stack of issue 1 of the ADL GRF ZINE to send out free with the purchase of our “Block Rockers” screen print.
The magazine is black and white, A4 in size, packed to the rafters with Adelaide based panels, walls & throw-ups.
The ADL GRF ZINE is the next instalment brought to you by the folks behind “Unsung Heroes” magazine.
The layout is reminiscent of early Vapors magazine, where the images are collaged in an almost dizzying array of line work, shade and style.
The fact that it is a ZINE, handmade and rough around the edges, has a real charm and is a refreshing change from viewing graff online or in the glossy pages of modern magazines, of course nothing compares to viewing these pieces in person but that's not what we’re talking about here.
Personally I’m a huge fan of Zine’s, over the years I have collected all sorts and even published a handful of my own, there is something freeing about self-publishing on a small scale in this way, not having to answer to an editor or censor your content, just the freedom to showcase the content you want, the way you want, no matter how obscure or deranged they can sometimes seem.
Following the guy behind the ADL GRF ZINE on social media, you will find a similar love and passion for this style of guerrilla publishing, with perhaps never to be printed mock-ups of what would be incredible publications such as “Xeroxed - Graffiti magazines from the 80’s till today” and “Sydney Graffiti 1980’s - from Tracer to whatheheck” a real passion for self-publishing and the graffiti culture as a whole is there.
I met him once a few years ago when painting the KOC wall in Redfern, I don’t remember getting to talk to him all that much as everyone was busy rocking their respective pieces at the time but we did get to talk a lil about what he was doing at the time with unsung heroes and the fact that both of us were preparing for an interstate move, 2-3 years later I’m still trynna make that move but he did it successfully and we have stayed in touch via social media sporadically since.
The cover of Vapors number 7 inspired the collages partly but also Lifesucksdie with its collages of graff, signs, gore, boobs, other random shit that made the pages such an adventure to look at.
There are obviously a heap more mags we could have touched on, a few honourable mentions go out to: Blitz Krieg, Damage, Financial crimes, Scribblerz, Huffer, Rabid Coconut Children, HardCore.... damn so many deserve to be named.
*All images used in article come from Rebo's extensive collection and were taken by him, The magazines showcased in this article remain copyright of the respective owners and images were purely used for review purpose and their historical significance.