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

ss-006: Disruptor Issue Six August 2019

$5.00 USD

40 pages, staple-bound, 2-color Risograph, 5 × 8 inches, first edition of 200 copies

Disruptor is a 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 Six (ss-006) features an amalgamation of several extensive dialogues with the founding members of ONO, a noise collective formed in Chicago in 1980. Accompanying the text are a series of original photographs and reproductions of archival ONO print ephemera.