GRAPHIC is a graphic magazine published in Seoul, Korea. GRAPHIC, which was first published in January 2007, focuses its attention on the other trends of graphic design which is different from the mainstream of it and on the phenomena thereof. It has a characteristic of in-depth approach for one theme with the editorial policy of one issue-one theme.
In this issue: For this issue, GRAPHIC will deal with ‘self- publishing’. It is about people who manage the whole process of publishing by themselves or oneself, from contents to distribution, in the opposite side of efficient system of divided labor. Also this is an issue about the publications themselves.
We introduce 90 different kinds of self-publications here. There are 40 publications from Europe and the US, and we included comments by publishers and authors. We placed in recent publications in Korea as well which have diverse forms and outlines along with the authors’ comments. In terms of distribution as a pending question, we deal with the information of bookshops where those publications intensively flow in.
In summary, this GRAPHIC issue will record the creators and publishers’ voices and opinions on self-publishing process. Their answers for a few given questions on context around self-publishing vividly describe their unique motivations and processes in each diverse circumstance.