DISPATCHES

  • MORE PEERS

    Check it out, we've added 9 more of our favorite publications to the PEERS page. Including makers, Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, Michael Sieben, Dave the Chimp and more. If you would like to share your own opuscule(s) with Bend, send them by snail mail to our Administrator of Letters, Andy Jenkins at Bend HQ, 1367 W. 10th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732 USA.

  • OUR PEER GROUP

    OUR PEER GROUP

    We've added a new section, PEERS. The beauty of the small publishing community is fellowship, collaboration and sharing. Bend, and specifically, myself, are forever greatful for this form of expression and communication... and to the postman/woman. Stuffing an envelope with ephemera, sealing it, stamping it, and sending it, is in our DNA. Peers is a small way for us to keep the circle of small publishing rolling by introducing some of the great publications we've received in the mail. Please take some time and click on the links, most of these publishers are selling and, at times, trading. If you're lucky, you'll make some lifelong friends like I have. And bookmark the page, Bend will be constantly adding more... as long as the flow continues. Keep the paper work coming.  —Jenkins

  • BLOWING IT UP

    BLOWING IT UP

    The image you are looking at is a 7' tall mural, in Berlin, Germany. MBU Street Zine Six, is created by the multi-talented, Sergej Vutuc. He's taken the typical 5.5" x 8.5", copy-machine printed zine format, and gigantasized it, wheat-pasted it around the city, and invited anyone and everyone to see/read it. Issue six happens to be an homage to the early Bend zines. Follow Sergej's work — always original, interesting and well done — sitting comfortably at the crossroads of art, photography and publishing. 

  • THIS TITLE TEXT IS TOO BIG

    Look how big the title text is on these news posts. They're way too big and look ridiculous. It's embarrassing. Our "Web Master" has no idea how to make them smaller. Any coders out there who can help us with this? If so, please email Marcus in the Department of General Bullshit.

  • THE DIURNALS ARE BACK

    THE DIURNALS ARE BACK

    If you're a veteran FOB, you'll remember the Diurnal Drawings. We're proud to have it back with Edition #5. It works like this; we will post 1 drawing a day, both on the homepage and in the Diurnal Gallery. If your drawing makes it past the B Team judges, you'll be posted. Only 2 rules, really; must be a drawing, and files must be 600 x 600 pixels minimum. No limit as to how many of your drawings we may use, so, no excuses, send your files to our Arts Administator, Cecila Salinger.

  • THE GOOD EGG

    THE GOOD EGG

    We will all expereince tragedy in our lifetimes. Each of us will suffer it in a different way. John Rattray channelled the death of his sister, Katrina, by riding his bike on a trip he called "The Good Egg"...

    "... a small crew of epic humans joined me and we rode 100 miles to the Oregon Coast in one day. Then I woke up in a tent, went to the Lincoln City skatepark, and beat the crap out of myself until I finally stuck an Egg Plant. It wasn't the prettiest Egg that's ever been done but the photo looks decent. Video and photo coming soon. Meantime, the fund is still open for donations to SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)." — John Rattray

    He's raising money to help others with a disease that can be disabling and sometimes deadly. But you can help. Donate at John's page. Then, please pause and take a look around — I'm sure you know someone with depression. Talk with them about it. Help lift the stigma attached to mental health. It's important to many, myself included. — Jenkins

    Photo: The Johns, Rattray and Cardiel, just before the launch. Patch by artist, Jon Horner.