Blackthorn is a publication focused on the creative spirit inherent in radical d.i.y. culture. Our mission is to create and distribute a paper that reflects the lives we actually live, thus providing a vehicle for independent thought, which is reflective of who we are as people. It will be about the opening of doors, the exchanging of ideas, taking charge of our lives and the piss and vinegar spirit which courses through our veins. We choose to focus less on the musical aspects of d.i.y. and more on the lifestyles, ehtics, skills and ideas that enable us to live with increasing independence and self reliance from the dominant culture. We want to see the whole of who we are: serious and funny, deep and shallow, ugly and beautiful.
We are looking for a variety of content within the wide spectrum of d.i.y. and are trying to provide a link to international ideas, perspectives and happenings. We encourage all types of writings and contributions, but can't gaurantee it will be printed. We can only gaurantee it will be reviewed and a collective decision made on each submission.
To get this project going and to make it free, we need to gather contributions and raise money for printing and distribution. If you're interested in contributing an article, artwork, materials (office and art supplies), news, updates, upcoming events, xerox machines, ideas, etc., or would be interested in setting up a benefit.......get in touch.