BROOKLYN ZINE FEST: ADAM J. KURTZ
This Sunday, April 21st, Brooklyn Zine Fest takes over Public Assembly in Williamsburg for their 2013 event. Free and open to the public from 11 AM to 6 PM, BZF features self-published writers and artists, and their magazines ranging in price from $1 to $10. All ages are welcome. In anticipation of the festival, we will be featuring some of the exhibitors right here on the OAK blog. First up is Adam J. Kurtz.
On his work:
“[My work] is all about trinkets — postcards, balloons,
pencils, note-cards — tiny reminders with a bit of a message, some
more positive, some less. Some of it has been described as “teen angst
memorabilia” and I’m okay with that. Most of my pieces are tiny
objects you can put all your feelings into and then carry around with
you, give away, or literally blow up and explode. More recently, I’ve
done a few t-shirts, and I just did a successful Kickstarter campaign
in December to fund a sarcastic and interactive 2013 weekly planner,
which sold out completely.”
On why he’s looking forward to Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013:
“…For the experience
itself. It’ll be great to be surrounded by dozens of talented writers,
illustrators, and crafters, and even more exciting, to meet tons of
people who love paper as much as I do. So much of my work is about,
and in direct response to, internet culture and the tiny little social
media worlds we create, so I’m really anxious to meet a ton of people,
IN REAL LIFE, and pass along my tiny messages. It’s gonna be great, I
am totally normal and not weird at all probably.”
For more, visit Adam’s website adamjk.com and his tumblr jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk.com, and remember to check out the Brooklyn Zine Fest this Sunday where Adam will be sharing a table with Birdsong Micropress.
Photographs by Justin Fulton.