Best before - A Dsico Fanzine
"Best before - A Dsico Fanzine" is both hommage and critical examination of Disco culture. It boasts of 52-pages, screenprinted by hand, limited to 250 copies, plus a poster inlay. It contains guest contributions by Bureau Baraque (Germany's "Fanzine No1") and other friends from around the globe...
The title "Best before" indicates that even if the validity of Disco music is long expired, it's still around. Many people consider it dead - while there's all kinds of ghosts that prove it's stayin alive! Who will finally kill it?
Along with the printed issue, we've set up www.dsico-fanzine.com featuring DJ mixes (including guest mixes by our friends Jackmate of Philpot Records and Jonas Natterer, Konrad Kuhn and me as well), a collection of Muppet disco videos, and an enormous archive of our favorite dance tracks.
Design: It's kind of a goofy geek magazine design. Nerdy OCR-A Disco type, mirrored headlines, little design details and a lot of hidden jokes... Different contributions smash the layout and make it diversified. We printed on yellow-white paper with a light black (+ cyan) to create a retro vs. future atmosphere.
"Dsico. So heisst man seit das mitende neuzehnjahrehundert der tunz-tanz-vier-zu-den-boden samstags pimmelparty..." (excerpt from the introduction) Here you go:
The map features a chronological and local Disco development overview: