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. Her instagram is @indiaminter
or you can email her at email@example.com
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.