SUBP-A-ROHT has just released issue #2 of their drawing-oriented art zine. Printed on oversize newsprint, this free publication based in Thailand is dedicated to showcasing artwork by contemporary Southeast Asian artists and designers. SUBP-A-ROHT is the brainchild of Logan Bay and Sandy Voratanitkitkul, who moved to Thailand from Chicago a few years ago. Logan and Sandy began meeting many in the Thai art and design community and also started a site called Sook Yawd! to feature interviews with artists. The title of the magazine is the English phonetic spelling of the word "pineapple" in Thai.
Issue #1 featured work by Thai artists. Here are some pictures I shot at the local release at the Chicago Printers' Ball a few months ago...
The new monster/Halloween-themed issue #2 has expanded to also include contributors from Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, and Cambodia.
SUBP-A-ROHT will be available free tonight Friday at the MDW Fair in Bridgeport as well as a few other locations in Chicago. It'll also be available in Miami, NYC, and San Francisco.