Born at the end of the analog era, a time filled with cassettes, disposable cameras and hardcore shows at VFW halls, Indecent Exposure or IE was one of the earliest black and white photocopied graffiti zines to be made. Everyone involved with IE became a part of its legion of lawlessness, hilarity, and counter measures to fitting into society. We were a band of skeptics that did our own background checks, made our own bus passes, and evaded all the normalcy that the rest of society shoved down our throats. Before the internet took over and gave almost every human their own stage to dance on, before all the chitter chatter in the comment sections, and before the incessant phone checking, there was us. Camped out at grimy coffeeshops, drying our clothes out, smoking Old Golds, drawing and writing and reading and waiting for the night to fall. Before IG there was IE. And with IE we validated each other through and through.
Issues 1 and 2 were originally created in Seattle WA. Issues 3 to 8 were made in different cities around the United States. The entire collection consists of 8 issues spanning a four year period between 1996 and 2000.
The zine featured only illegal graffiti and was assembled from hard copy photos in a cut and paste style.
THIS HEAVY COLLECTION OF PHOTOS REALLY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. 198 PAGES STACKED FULL OF ILLEGAL STREET GRAFFITI, LETTERS, DRAWINGS AND STORIES. ALSO INCLUDED IS AN ENLARGED VERSION OF A POSTER THAT WAS ORIGINALLY INCLUDED IN ONE OF THE ISSUES. Featuring : Puzle kyt, Revok msk, MQ, Log, Mr.Left, Saber msk, Oze 108, Bigfoot, Adek btm, Rime, Setup, Tie, Rain kyt, Jaber kyt, Kept, Bles, Espo, VE, Orfn, Geso, Veks kyt, Amaze, Twist, and hundreds more ….