‘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.
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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