Wayfarer Books’ second printed zine is here: ‘The Train’ zine explores books and other printed matter about railways.
– The 19th century trend on train wreck postcards (and start your own collection!)
– ‘What the train means’: an article about the use of trains as a literary device and as backdrop in fiction.
– Train propaganda and how railway photobooks were used to push the agenda of those in power in the USA and Russia – obliterating the memory of native populations pushed away by railroads and the railway workers who died to bring “progress” forward.
– What Rebecca Solnit, Émile Zola, Harry Potter, Dziga Vertov, Michel Foucault, Vladimir Mayakovski or Czar Nicholas II (and others) all think about trains
‘The Train’ zine, in numbers:
– 20 stapled pages printed on sustainable graspapier, A5 size.
– 4 full-colour postcards that interact with the zine.
– More than 15 archive photographs dig from the NYPL Digital Archives, Internet Archive and others.
– And 19 reading references (books & academic articles ) about trains.