‘The Train’ zine: an exploration on railways and printed matter

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Wayfarer Books’ second printed zine is here: ‘The Train’ zine explores books and other printed matter about railways.

Read about:

– 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

Click here to get the zine


‘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.


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