‘the scruffy literary mag’ Le Cool London
‘Cold Lips is artistic & fabulous’ Doctor John Cooper Clarke
‘proving literary folk are the coolest folk’ Time Out
Cold Lips began as the magazine founded by Kirsty Allison as an extension to the Sylvia Plath Fan Club nights she hosted, exploring poetry and lyric 2015>2017. (Readers included Ray Gange, Dave Barbarossa, Lisa Moorish, Gail Porter, Nina Antonia, Murray Lachlan Young, Kelli Ali, CWNN, Gil De Ray, and many virgin names that have gone on to rule the scene).
Five limited editions have sold out, featuring Doug Hart, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Billy Childish, New River Press, Judy Nylon, Sue Webster, and many more. Art directors include Tomato, Jason McGlade and currently Personality Crisis.
A recent special edition, is a fanzine by Kris Needs on Marianne Faithfull, who first interviewed her in 1979. It features a cover commission by Sam Jackson, and exclusive interviews with Warren Ellis and Rob Ellis.
Cold Lips debut book is the Dark Entries novella by Richard Cabut (formerly Richard North on NME) with photographs by Millie Radakovic.
The second book on COLD LIPS PRESS is an autobiographical story of land by photographer, Martyn Goodacre. WHOS FUCKIN PLANET is a limited edition of 100 with a hand-made belly band.
Cold Lips catalogue
CL001 Cold Lips 01 zine/Sue Webster & co, art director: Kedge of Tomato
CL002 Cold Lips 02 zine/Dr John Cooper Clarke & co, art director: Jason McGlade
CL003 Cold Lips 03 zine/Douglas Hart, Noki & co, art director: Kedge of Tomato
CL004 Cold Lips 04 zine/Greta Bellamacina & Robert Montgomery, art direction: Personality Crisis
CL005 Marianne Faithful by Kris Needs zine
CL006 Cold Lips 05 zine/Kirsty Allison & co
CL007 Dark Entries by Richard Cabut with photographs by Millie Radakovic
CL008 In The Shadow Of The Drone by Gil De Ray
CL009 Martyn Goodacre, Whos Fuckin Planet
CL010 Now Is Now by Kirsty Allison, poetry since 007
CL011 Live Freaky, Die Freaky by Gil De Ray
CL012 Voodootron by Gil De Ray, with illustration by Martin Kingdom
CL014 Vagrant Lovers, preview recordings: Ghosts of St Leonards & Temple, feat. Malik Ameer Crumpler, and Danielle De Picciotto on violin
CL015 The Pathway to the Stars Lies Beneath Your Feet, film and ambient album by Gil De Ray
CL016 Yellow Eyes, album by Gil De Ray + lyric book by Kirsty Allison
CL017 Sam Jackson collaborators catalogue, with Charlie Smith Gallery
THE FIRST EDITION 👇 art directed by El Kedge from Tomato > design by Ed Rivers & Laurence Dorrington > photography by Jason McGlade
SUE WEBSTER | LOLA COCA | ANNE MCCLOY | MARK JONES | DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO | CAROLINA MIZRAHI | NINA ZIVANCEVIC | GIL DE RAY | GLASS | JOSEPH COWARD| TONY WHITE | JOHNY BROWN + INGA TILLERE | PALLAS CITROEN | MUNROE BERGDORF | HELEN WOOLFENDEN | NINA ANTONIA | MARTIN KINGDOM | LISA MOORISH | LEE SCRATCH PERRY
Second edition: Art director, Jason McGlade. Design: Anne-Cathrin Saure.
Third edition: Art direction: El Kedge from Tomato. Design: Ed Rivers – COVER STAR: DOUGLAS HART. SPECIAL EDITION FOR NYC SECRETS OF THE DEEP FILM FESTIVAL + LONDON FASHION WEEK: NOKI X COLD LIPS X OLLYSTUDIO X SUBCULTURE ARCHIVES
Fourth edition: Art direction: Personality Crisis.
Limited fifth edition: Kirsty Allison
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