Look Back and Laugh
|Look Back and Laugh|
|Founded by||Zoran Pungerčar|
|Zoran Pungerčar, Head of the publishing house|
Publications and artists
Amongst the roughly three publications issued each year, the Look Back and Laugh portfolio most often includes drawings, as for example 'Reversed Archeology' by Geran Knol (BE), 'Peculiar Forest' by Kjersti Johanne Barli (NO) and 'Remember my labour of love' by Quentin Chambry from France.
There are also photograph collections (one such a work was a dialogue between the photographs of Jaka Bulc and the designs done by Zoran Pungerčar, encapsulated in a zine called 'You Might Even Enjoy It', 2015) and music releases, such as a tape by Oval Angle (BE), featuring a golden glitter tape with riso-printed covers. In 2014 LBAL published a book of poetry together with LUD Literatura. If one looks closely, semi-pornographic material from punk parties can also be found in LBAL's catalogue.
LBAL is regularly frequenting fairs and festivals all over Europe, among them Grafixx, the festival for paper and print in Antwerp, Miss Read – The Berlin Art Book Fair, Blind Date Convention, Festival of the Artist’s Book – and also various punk fests (like Fluff Fest in Czech Republic), which are very connected with the zine culture.
Zoran Pungerčar lives and works in Ljubljana as a graphic designer, painter and illustrator. His style is quite distinctive and recognisable even though it ranges from art zines and graphic works to paintings and concert posters. He is much sought after for the latter, and has worked extensively with ŠKUC Buba Booking and Promotion. In 2012 one of his illustrations was featured in The New York Times.
- Look Back and Laugh webpage
- Look Back and Laugh on Bandcamp
- Zoran Pungenčar's website
- Zoran Pungenčar on Tumblr
- Zoran Pungenčar's webshop
- An article on zine culture in Slovenia (in Slovene)
- LUD Literatura
- Blind Date Convention, Festival of the Artist’s Book
- P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute