1987: An Illustrated Zine
Erika Rier was just 10 years old in 1987, but it was a year of many milestones. Her younger sister was born, she reached menarche, and she got her first kiss. 1987 Illustrated cleverly compiles all of Rier’s memories from that year into a colorful accordion-style zine full of caboodles, Wet ‘n Wild nail polish, and other ’80s relics.
The zine was created for Light Grey Art Lab’s Stacks show, an exhibit that asked artists to create a timeline of zines starting from 1984 to 2014. Each artist picked a year and created a zine that represented what that year meant to them. Most artists played it straightforward and created zines that summarized the entire year, or created zines about a specific movie or TV show, while others, like Rier, created pieces that were more personal and autobiographical. You can buy all the zines, including this one, from Light Grey Art Lab’s shop.