Colin Sackett’s Uniform Books’ quarterly Uniformagazine is a joy. A 215mm x 145mm, 32 page, limited edition, offset litho wunderkammer.
A sense of the content of Uniformagazine might be surmised from this quote from the forward to No. 3 written by Colin Sackett himself quoting from an essay called Numeracy, uniformity and structure (Dundee 1999):
“The language is distilled, precise and economical […]. The uniformity of presentation highlights the variations and particularity of each combination of text and image – the singularity of each work is established by its relationship to other works.”
Uniformagazine is a magazine version of liminal space – a place where the insignificant and the ignored combine and treasures can be found. It has a spare aesthetic, and poise. There’s an austerity to it, a functionality, yet a beauty too. A sense of balance. It demonstrates a wry fleetness of foot in its combination of b/w images and short text pieces that cover everything from listening to the view from a train (in No.3), to the landscape drawings of Geoffrey Hutchings (in No.4) via the handmade web (in No.5) and The Book of the Green Man (in No.2).
No. 6 will be published Spring-Summer 2016. I’d urge you to take a look.
(ps. if you happen to come across a copy of No.1 I’d love to see it as I missed out on purchasing the first edition!)