The UK’s first annual fair for dealers in counter culture and independent producers to trade books, zines, prints, catalogues, vinyls and tapes in both current and obsolete format. CULTURAL TRAFFIC will take place on Friday/Saturday 7–8th October during the weekend of Frieze Art Fair October, 2016.
By bringing together pioneering contemporary publishing with vintage counter culture and out-of-print material, CULTURAL TRAFFIC paves an express connection between yesterdays’ cultural artefacts and the latent collectables of tomorrow.
Open and free for all to visit CULTURAL TRAFFIC offers the public an opportunity to engage in the past, present, and future of counter culture at an affordable level, while offering vendors an opportunity to capitalise on the amplified busy climate created by Frieze Art Week.
CULTURAL TRAFFIC is a broad, vivid experience away from the mainstream offering something for everyone including food, drink and evening entertainment. It is a market for the culturally inquisitive as well as showcasing a unique perspective on counter cultures pre-internet roots.
Juju’s Bar & Stage is situated in London’s Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch. The Truman’s Brewery will also be hosting two other fairs, Moniker Art Fair and The Other Art Fair, creating a showcase of independent and established talent in one location. This exciting spectacle will attract 20,000 plus visitors, forming one of the major satellite events of London’s Art Week.
CULTURAL TRAFFIC is launched by editor, designer and collector Toby Mott who says: “CULTURAL TRAFFIC is a fascinating window into the flourishing post-digital zine scene” Mott’s expansive collection of punk ephemera, The Mott Collection has been exhibited widely and his most recent publications are:
Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80, Phaidon.
Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies, Dashwood Books.
Skinhead: An Archive, Ditto Press.
Friday/Saturday 7–8th October 2016
Juju’s Bar & Stage
Old Truman Brewery
15 Hanbury Street
London, E1 6QR
Liverpool Street Station: 5 min walk
Aldgate East Station: 10 min walk
Shoreditch Overground: 5 min walk
Old Street Station: 12 min walk