When Pistil Books was a retail store, one of our specialties was zines - those small, independent, often self-published periodicals that embodied alternative culture in the days before the internet and electronic publishing. Crap Hound, edited by Sean Tejaratchi, was one of our favorites and a best-seller. Crap Hound is packed with high-contrast black and white images gathered from vintage commercial and graphic art based on a theme. Past issues have covered the subjects of Bait, Devils & Clowns; Hands, Hearts & Eyes; Death, Telephones & Scissors; and Church & State.
Flipping through the pages, here are some of the multitude of images you'll see: Butterflies and moths, apples, New Year's bells, black cats, hats, crows, fish, wrapped packages, horseshoes, books, doors, boots, owls, snakes, storks, fences, and more.