Shelf Shelf is a Chicago-based publishing imprint and collaborative design practice founded by Lucas Reif and Austin White.

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ss-005: Rooms 1–6
ss-004: A Book that is a Bag
ss-003: ON / Being Read
ss-002: Poetics of the Ordinary
ss-001: Disruptor Issue Five

Contango Issue Two: Sanctions
ON / The Art of Failure
Disruptor Issue Four
Contango Issue One: Auctoritas
Disruptor Issue Three
The Designer as a Creator of Content
Disruptor Issue Two
Disruptor Issue One

Disruptor Issue Four September 2017

$5.00 USD



32 pages, staple-bound, 2-color Risograph, 5 × 8 inches, first edition of 100 copies

Disruptor is a biannual zine publication invested in the exploration of punk, hardcore, noise, and other subcultural sonic communities. Through photographic documentation of performers, audiences, spaces, and moments, Disruptor acts as both an investigation and archival collection of imagery. These visual records are presented alongside transcribed interviews, with each dialogue highlighting an individual or group working on the periphery to carve out new spaces and explore new musical and artistic ground.

Disruptor Issue Four was produced in the Summer of 2017, and features interviews with Institute and Isabella Mancini of Fed Up Fest. With photography of Limp Wrist, Bleeding Gums, Blystex, Xylitol, and more.