“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
So begins Permanent Vacation, the latest project from Kerry Ann Lee and a whole swag of other Wellington zine scene veterans. I’ve had this zine sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now, and it’s quickly become my favourite new zine to flick through over my mid-afternoon coffee and chocolate shortbread from Nikau cafe.
Permanent Vacation is like a coffee table book in zine form – big and shiny, full of both style and substance – the kind of treat you want to keep on hand to curl up with at whim. With beautiful photos from exciting places like Tokyo and Upper Hutt, travel writing from Milford Sound, art inspired by the TradeMe discussion forums, musings on punk music and vernacular architecture – Permanent Vacation will transport you to a pretty place from your office desk or armchair.