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


ss-006: Disruptor Issue Six
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

ss-006: Disruptor Issue Six July 2019

$5.00 USD Available July 19

“Seven clocks ticking. Fingers typing on my MacBook Pro kbd. Humidifier. Dog barking on 99th or 100th Street. Freight train on Van Vlissingen Prairie. Dog silenced. Push Notifications.”

32 pages, staple-bound, 2-color Risograph, 5 × 8 inches, first edition of 200 copies

Disruptor is a 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 Six features an extensive interview with Chicago experimental noise outfit ONO and images of performances by CT-85, Leaked Image, Product KF, and more. The texts and images in this publication were captured during the Winter and Spring of 2019.