The last few years have seen the return of the zine. These independent publications have been artistic and literary vanguards, demolishing international boundaries and challenging distinctions between artistic genres.
Here at the Arcade, CRUSHfanzine is amongst our favorites. This publication is focused on desire and always ends up smart and sexy. The most recent issue combines our crush on this zine with our love for musician Lucas Valerdi. Lucas is at the center of all 130 pages, including custom ads and original collages and artwork and photography. The zine ends up supremely seductive, idiosyncratic, and seductive.
To get a flavor for what the CRUSHfanzine and this issue are all about, check out this video (focused on Lucas of course) from Damien Blottiere. Who doesn’t love a crush?