Fanzines by Teal Triggs

What You Can Do

Don't buy the book. If you insist on reading it, please check it out from your local library and don't spend your hard-earned cash. 

Request a free copy. If your work was included in the book, with or without permission, you are entitled to a free copy. Of course, the author is not advertising this fact, but all you need to do is email the publisher with your request and let them know your mailing address. The person in charge of this is:

Write about it. Post about this issue on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr... or even make a zine about it! 

Get crafty. Show that DIY spirit that Teal Triggs professes to love so much. Make stickers and fliers with a quick bit of info and a link to this website, then put them inside copies of Fanzines at your local bookstores, libraries and (ugh) Urban Outfitters.

Review the book. Online booksellers such as,,, Chapters Indigo, Barnes & Noble, etc, allow customers to post public reviews. Feel free to to let online shoppers know exactly what kind of book they are purchasing - one that is rife with errors and that contains artwork used without the consent of the artists themselves. Review it on your blogs and in your zines, too.

Talk to the author herself. Tell her how you feel about "professionals" misrepresenting the work of underground artists and attempting to turn a profit on it. Make sure she knows that you're not buying it. Here's a bit of contact info to get you started:

Teal Triggs:
Thames & Hudson: Contact Addresses

Teal Triggs BFA (Hons), MA, MA, PhD, FiSTD is Professor of Graphic Design and Head of Research, School of Graphic Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

London College of Communication
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