Bum # 3
Bum is an independent Finnish zine of culture, design and architecture, printed in a limited number of copies using editorial techniques from the 1980s.
In each issue, editors meet emerging talents in these three disciplines exhibiting projects or making critical articles on existing projects.
Printing is done with soy-based ink in risograph.
The resulting editorial product is particularly sui generis for two reasons: it is a limited zine in terms of number of pages, but the type of almost artisanal printing makes each copy unique.
It is a zine that finally breaks a pattern and a taboo with the reader: it openly says what its costs are, in a clear and concise way we find them expressed on the site.
An express bus rattles towards Ofunato; a cracker breaks in a cricket match; a photographer crouches in a disused canal; a dress dances with its friend contrary wind; a convent encloses an oasis of orange trees; a laptop fan blows hot air on your thighs ...
In this issue, articles, projects and works of art by international contributors, including:
- Is the "reconstruction" right? by writer Ayano Yoshida
- In Search of Phenomena: Lippakioski by Franny Françoise
- Slippery Mayo by artist Laura Cemin
- Psychogeographic steps in Barcelona by designers Clément Rames and Roger Guilemany
- Rise and Run by the architect Essi Oikarinen
- One More Try by designer and illustrator Johan Gaussens
- Cooking through the illustration of the creator Mariana Núñez Sánchez
- My Day As A Turquoise Dress by textile designer Eve Hamari
- The Flight At Combe Hay by photographer Dave Merritt
- Wallpaper no. 2 by architect Lee Marable
Why does BUM cost € 25? Its editors explain it to us:
Risograph Printing Costs: ~ € 7.50 / copy
Contributor's Fees: ~ € 7.50 / copy
Packing Costs: ~ € 1 / copy
VAT: € 6 / copy
Editing, Design, Prepress, Administration, Marketing, Illustration: € 3 / copy
Dimensions: 20x27.5 cm