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Book Release: Zine Maestro Lele Saveri’s Photo Collection ‘Landscapes’

landscapesLele Saveri, founder of the 8-Ball Fair, cofounder of Muddguts Gallery and the guy who brought us pop-up zine shop The Newsstand from 2013 to 2014, is releasing a new book of photographs of nudes of flora called Landscapes. He and his collaborator Brian Lamotte experimented for months with a Risograph press to get just the right color and tone; “the process in the right hands degrades the images with a textured beauty but tends to be unstable and becomes expensive,” explains the Dashwood Books event site. Dashwood decided to scan the images and release 500 copies of the collection in the form of literary paperbacks, which Saveri will be signing.

 

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Talks + Readings: Jonathan Franzen, Jesse Eisenberg, and a Zine Maestro’s Photos

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All aboard “The Poetry Ville Express!” Four poets are inviting you to embark on an adventure at KGB Bar; according to the lounge’s website they want you to follow “their muses through the untamed realms of Poetry Ville – from avant romantic to nouveau commentary.” It’s “urbane grit served up with a side of Southern charm and a big old heaping of ‘holy shit.’” The poets: Lee Ann Brown, author of this year’s Other Archer as well as a string of other acclaimed works, including Polyverse, winner of the 1996 New American Poetry Competition; Wanda Phipps, author of Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems and coordinator for three years at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (bringing us epic New Years marathon readings each year); Mark Statman, whose most recent books include That Train Again and A Map of the Winds; and eco-activist Jeffrey Cyphers Wright (Party Everywhere), who published Cover Magazine until 2000 and currently publishes Live Mag!
Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (East Village).

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See and Be Seen, and See Some Zines, at the 8-Ball Fair This Weekend

The first zine fair. (Photo courtesy of 8-Ball)

The first zine fair. (Photo courtesy of 8-Ball)

Lele Saveri is a busy, mustacheoed man: he helped open MuddGuts in November, just extended The Newsstand’s run into January and this Sunday he’ll put on the fourth installment of the 8-Ball Zine Fair.
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Tattoo Artist Mark Cross Is Opening a Gallery, and Its Name Is MuddGuts

Photo: Sandy Kim

Photo: Sandy Kim

Two big-deal dudes on the underground art scene in Brooklyn are opening a gallery in Williamsburg this week. And it’s name is MuddGuts.

Mark Cross is a tattoo artist at Greenpoint Tattoo Co. and an accomplished photographer who has been compiling the MuddGuts photo blog for a few years now. His partner-in-weird is Lele Saveri, a moustachioed and heavily tattooed Italian photographer who formerly served as VICE Italy’s photo editor and this summer has been charming folks into buying limited-edition zines at The Newsstand, in the Lorimer/Metropolitan station.
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No Joke, The Newsstand at Metropolitan Now Sells Pickle Chips, Zines, and Vinyl

The Newsstand (Photos courtesy of All Day Every Day)

The Newsstand (Photos courtesy of All Day Every Day)

Lele at The Newsstand (Photo courtesy of All Day Every Day)

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These days, the customers of the newsstand in the Metropolitan stop aren’t waiting in line to buy the Post, Times, or those stale House of Bazzini nuts that you can’t actually find above ground. Instead, they’re asking for change to buy zines out of a vending machine and snatching up vinyl records curated by Greenpoint shop Co-Op-87.
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