Shelf Shelf is a Chicago-based publishing imprint and collaborative design practice founded by Lucas Reif and Austin White.


ss-008: ON / Rules
ss-007: Daniel Champion Drawings
ss-006: Disruptor Issue Six
ss-005: Rooms 1–6
ss-004: A Book that is a Bag
ss-003: ON / Being Read
ss-002: Poetics of the Ordinary
ss-001: Disruptor Issue Five

Contango Issue Two: Sanctions
ON / The Art of Failure
Disruptor Issue Four
Contango Issue One: Auctoritas
Disruptor Issue Three
The Designer as a Creator of Content
Disruptor Issue Two
Disruptor Issue One

Disruptor Issue One April 2016

$5.00 USD Sold out

24 pages, staple-bound, 2-color Risograph, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, first edition of 100 copies

Disruptor is a biannual zine publication invested in the exploration of punk, hardcore, noise, and other subcultural sonic communities. Through photographic documentation of performers, audiences, spaces, and moments, Disruptor acts as both an investigation and archival collection of imagery. These visual records are presented alongside transcribed interviews, with each dialogue highlighting an individual or group working on the periphery to carve out new spaces and explore new musical and artistic ground.

Disruptor Issue One was created in the Winter/Spring of 2016. It features interviews with Ian Kurtis Crist of Health Problems and Office Space, and Chad Bucklew of Lysol and Nuthole. Photos of Nasti, Nail Polish, and Casual Hex.