Out via Blue Blood (and available right now from Amazon) is the omnibus collection of every issue of the punk humor zine BLT (Black Leather Times) ever published. The book, curated by Amelia G., is called “BLT 25: Black Leather Times Punk Humor and Social Critique from the Zine Revolution” and was funded on Kickstarter by fans and friends of the original zine.
BLT was originally founded by feminist punk women (including Blue Blood’s Amelia G. and various members of the group house known as ‘Cambodia’) in the DC area in the early 90s. It of course had strong ties to Washington DC, Baltimore, and the surrounding suburbs. The BLT crowd was predominantly punk and listened to goth industrial music. And like the press release on the book reads, “(they) went to science fiction conventions, sported cool hair, saw a lot of live bands, engaged in unconventional sex, and wore leather jackets and combat boots.”
The publication was picked by the Kickstarter staff as a preferred funding project on the platform as you can see below.
BLT 25 is published as a softcover coffee table book and is available right now from Amazon. Recommended!
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