Mailroom Press is the Nom De Plum used for small and lo-fi publishing projects of my own work and others that would exist in the “zine” vernacular, usually printed on xerox or riso machines that would typically be found in a workplace mailroom. Mailroom Press is interested in collaboration, facilitation, and utilization of the people and machines I have access to.
( Scroll through this page to see the work that I have published under Mail Room Press. )
Mailbox #1 is the first zine collection from Mailroom Press, comprised of single page cut zines by eight artists and authors.
The first printing of Mailbox 1 was printed on a Challenge proofing press and various xerox, risograph, and laser printers in Davis and Oakland, CA. 50 copies of each zine were printed, with 1 set sent to each artist, 3 APs, and 40 available for purchase. All artists still have the rights to their personal work, I’m just lucky enough to print and distribute it.
Nina Toy can give a world class stick and poke tattoo and made a book about crying that almost made me cry. She’s from the Pacific north west. Waiting Spectating Inaction @nina.toy
Erin Martinez and I met on the internet and have since met in real life and realized we share significant parts of our brains. I wish I could make work as casual and honest as hers. She might still live in Portland if she doesn’t stay in Mexico. : Please don’t let me feel lonely. @osooro
William Greene is what I imagine the archetypical big brother would be like, but I don’t have a brother, so this is pure speculation. He’s exponentially more generous and caring than he wants people to think. He lives in California. : Healthy Baby @poolsoflight
Dave Kim and I spend a lot of lunches talking about being both Christians and artists, and how to make those identities coexist. My wife likes his work a lot more than mine and has no qualms about saying so. He lives in Oakland with his wife and at least 100 day old baby. : [baby] http://www.daveyoung.kim/ @daveyoungkim
Jack Michael / Lucky Hand Press is a force of nature. When I first met her, I was confused who this woman making such big plans was. I’ve since learned she’s a woman who gets things done and brings her friends along when she gets there. She proudly lives in Atlanta. : #drumpfart2016 http://www.luckyhandpress.com/ @luckyhandpress
Kristin Hough was my studio neighbor for two years of grad school, and it’s not an exaggeration to say I have become incredibly codependent on her to make intelligent decisions because of it. For some reason she wants to live in Los Angeles. : AKA Homesickness http://www.kristinhough.com/ @kristinhough
Matthew Kelly Debbaudt is one of both the most out of control but focused and hardworking people I have ever met. His work makes me uncomfortable but I like it. He lives in Houston and Los Angeles. : The coming or for the come http://www.matthewdebbaudt.com/ @matthew_kelly_debbaudt
I am Zach Clark, and I’m lucky to have a lot of friends who make beautiful work. This is only a fraction of them. I live in Oakland. : Emergency Exit. www.zachclarkis.com. @zachclarkis
Conceptual Short Cuts is a photo zine of double exposed photos taken within the Grad Studios at UCDavis the week leading up to, and immediately after, the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Letterpress Cover, 4×6″. Edition of 44.