Hello! My name is Laura and I am the Founder of
Common Threads Press.
I graduated from the University of York in July 2019
in BA History of Art, during which I started making these zines about women artists I'd discovered
during my studies. I felt that there were many
women and queer artists who were being ignored or forgotten about during the course of Art History. I wanted a way to share all of my research that was easy to read, and accessible in cost, and I have been a fan of zines for a long time, so it made perfect sense!
What started as zines about women artists has evolved into printing zines about a wide range of topics within art history. I hope to keep uplifting different voices and perspectives in art history and help others make their own zines.
As of September 2020 I am completing a Master's degree at University College London in History of Art. In my spare time I like to read, watch films, quilt, weave and try different creative activities!
India Minter is a designer who specialises
in image creation and illustration. India is passionate about feminism and gets involved in any opportunity to celebrate other women and their art. India's work involves a variety of mixed medias including screenprinting, lino cutting,
hand crafting and a range of digital creations.
Ceara Coleman is a Norwich-based freelance illustrator graduating from Norwich University of the Arts in 2018. Her work is largely inspired by everyday musings, fashion and popular culture as well as contemporary comic arts. She often creates characters inspired by herself and young women around her. Her work is mostly hand drawn and then digitally reworked and coloured.
Thanks to our talented illustrators, each issue of the zine has a unique look with illustrations made specially for that issue.
Here is a list of all the illustrators that have featured in our zines and their instagram handles for you to check out their work.