LENA LEPIDOPTERA – A LENA PLATONOS FANZINE
A fanzine inspired by Greek electronic musician-poet-goddess Lena Platonos and her 1986 album “Lepidoptera,” reissued in 2018 on Dark Entries Records (www.darkentriesrecords.com). Incorporates fragments of her lyrics/poetry and music video stills in dark and dreamy collages about the struggle of coming to terms with a morphing identity, and finding peace, power and transcendence through transformation.
Riso-printed in playful Fluorescent Pink and moody Federal Blue. Bilingual design in Greek and English. Includes a separate A6 art postcard insert with mysterious butterfly runes connected to the zine.
50% of proceeds from this zine will be donated to Colour Youth, an Athens-based LGBTQ youth rights activist organization, in honor of all the butterflies who have been longtime fans of Lena yet continue to face severe discrimination and violence there today.
This project would not have been possible without Josh Cheon for introducing me to and reissuing her music to a wider audience, Stathis Gourgouris for his translation help, Drucken3000 (www.drucken3000.de) for grade A+++ riso-printing services, and Lena Platonos for sharing her remarkable universe.
> 2-color riso-printed on 175gsm Metapaper
> A5 size, 12 pages, saddle-stitched
> Includes A6 postcard insert, 2-color riso-printed on 270gsm cardstock
> Numbered limited edition of 80 copies
> Comes protected in plastic bag