1988 – 1990
3 issues, edition 300-500 each, nationally distributed and reviewed
publisher, co-editor (along with Kate Sorensen), primary designer and printer.
Lucky was a unique publication whose identity hovers between an artists’ magazine, ‘zine, and artists’ book. We call it a ‘metazine’ because of its self-conscious nature, reflected in its editorial and design gestures. Issues were thematically organized around a broad topic with a more manageable entry point, and feature all original contributions from artists and writers. All contributors are women. Lucky was designed without pagination, to allow all works to appear in non-hierarchical fashion, on a poster like fold-out surface.
Issue 1: Love and Pets
Contributors: Beckman, Sorensen, Meg Cranston, Laurie Haycock, Catherine Lord, Bia Lowe, Phranc
Issue 2: Dignity and Uniforms
Contributors: Connie Hatch, Liz Larner, Jennifer Murphy, Cathie Opie, Robin Podolsky, Terry Wolverton
Issue 3: Fear and Monsters
Contributors: Nancy Barton, Leslie Belt, Exene Cervenka, Michelle T. Clinton, Mary Fleener, Judith Williamson, Millie Wilson
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