Wyrd Zine


A letterpressed fold-out zine that explains the ancient Anglo-Saxon concept of ‘wyrd’. The root of the modern ‘weird’ which before it meant odd or unusual carried connotations of the supernatural and was central to the pagan belief system of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The concept, often referred to as the ‘web of wyrd’ suggest there is an interlocking system of invisible strands of fibre that connect all things and events throughout the universe. Similar to ideas of fate or karma, yet crucially it does not see our lives as predetermined. A little-known pre-christian animist belief system that arose from direct observation of nature with striking similarities to eastern concepts such as Zen and Tao, which holds timely lessons for our modern materialist age. The poster on the reverse is printed directly from scorched pieces of timber. Edition of 500

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