Art
FUTURE EYES Foto Show

FUTURE EYES Foto Show

L.A.'s purveyor of sight-altering kaleidoscopic fashion frames, Future Eyes, hosted its very first photo show at The L.A. Fort on Saturday night. All walks of our city's occult DIY community gathered to view crowd-sourced photographs taken through the very same crystals used inside their fashion frames
Brute Forcing Damien Hirst by Absis Minas

Brute Forcing Damien Hirst by Absis Minas

This contract comes to you from Issue 3 contributor Absis Minas, whose piece "Conversation about Pies, War & Suicide" appears in PUNKS & Scholars. The punks in us had to post this after having spent 4 days straight tabling oh so scholarly at MoCA last week.
Letters from our Objects: Palm Readings

Letters from our Objects: Palm Readings

An Angelino artist with an eye for architecture and design, Pedro has been part of the DUM DUM initiative since inception. Plus we’ve been in love with his photo collection + caption series entitled Palm Readings, so we asked him to design an object from his year-long journey of documenting palm trees using only a handful of...
Letters from our Objects: Talking About Art While Pooping

Letters from our Objects: Talking About Art While Pooping

Poop and Art?! Our friend and artist Suzanne Oshinsky's been asking people to talk about their bathroom art for her contribution to Issue 3, Talking About Art While Pooping. An interview series that asks people to discuss the way in which they curate their bathroom is exactly the kind of low and high brow...

Letters from our Objects: Literary Matchbooks

Letters from our Objects: Literary Matchbooks

As you know, our 3rd issue PUNKS & Scholars publishes a mash-up of experimental writing as well as literary and curio objects. We first met Adam at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair last September. We had a major design crush on him from his cheeky, sentimental art objects on the Internet, and watched as he...
DUM DUM @ LA Art Book Fair!

DUM DUM @ LA Art Book Fair!

New York's Printed Matter is hosting its first West Coast fair at the end of the month, and it's going to get real zine heavy. LA Art Book Fair will take place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and DUM DUM Zine will be there.
MOBIUS: a written and visual collaboration

MOBIUS:

a written and visual collaboration

The following poem by Taleen Kalenderian consists of interlaced circular sentences taking inspiration from John Barth's "Frame Tale." Illustrator John McCormick accompanies the piece with his line drawings.
Opening this weekend--DUM DUM at EDICOLA newsstand kiosk in SF

Opening this weekend

–DUM DUM at EDICOLA newsstand kiosk in SF

Starting this weekend, the talented folks over at Colpa Press will be selling books, posters, tapes, and all things printed matter at a newsstand kiosk on the corner of Market and 6th St in San Francisco. DUM DUM Issue No. 1 is going for $5, and No. 2 for $10 (a hella deal)! ...

Colpa Press Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco All Weekend!

Colpa Press Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco All Weekend!

Our wonderful friends Colpa Press invited us to participate in their San Francisco Pop-Up Shop this weekend, and we couldn't have been more seriously excited about sending them copies of our zines.  Check out their blog post about DUM DUM!
Los Angeles, A Graveyard Liska Jacobs

Los Angeles, A Graveyard

Liska Jacobs

A graveyard beneath our feet: if you are on a sidewalk, it was once an apartment, a storefront; a tree once stood there. Not one or the other. But layers upon forgotten layers. Before Disney Hall, there were the slums of Bunker Hill, and before the slums there was middle class Bunker Hill, and even...
Except You Are Not As Good Liska Jacobs

Except You Are Not As Good

Liska Jacobs

Remember when you first wanted to start writing? Calls for submissions from local literary publications bore the faces of your favorite writers, captioned "This Could Be You." But how--budding, in our 20s, with no fodder to speak of--could we measure up, no matter how hard academia tried to force the greats down our throats?
Excorcise Won Suzanne Oshinsky

Excorcise Won

Suzanne Oshinsky

"Excorcise Won" is filled with poetic visuals about miscommunication in language. It is artist Suzanne Oshinsky's second submission to DUM DUM, a follow-up to her "Notes" series which collects fragments that explore notions of seeing vs. hearing.