Is Not Magazine

From 2004-2008, I was one of five co-founders and editors of Is Not Magazine, a unique bimonthly print magazine in the form of a 1.5 x 2m bill poster. Each issue was posted in public places in Melbourne, Australia, and was also available for sale. Content included feature-length fiction and non-fiction, short reviews, columns and quirky pieces, comics and illustrations, and interactive elements.

I’m very proud of the way that Is Not Magazine didn’t emerge from traditional literary culture, but found its own niche somewhere between street art, zine culture and the live music scene. It never took itself too seriously, carried no advertising and was completely self-funded by elaborate themed parties that were both hilarious and soul-destroying to organise.

In 2006 Is Not Magazine won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Communication Design, and in 2009 it was featured in The Independent Type, a State Library of Victoria exhibition on local independent publishing. Click here to read an interview with me about the magazine.