Movement Magazine Vol. 15.5
Posted by Matthew Moyer on February 12, 2010
In the late 80s/early 90s pretty much anyone who was really interested/excited about alternative culture/art/music said to themselves (in those halcyon pre-internet days), “I should really start a zine.” Of that number, about 30% actually started a zine. Approximately 60% of those zines folded within a few issues. The lucky few lasted a couple of years. For a zine started back then to still be going strong today is almost a statistical impossibility. To that end, I give you Movement Magazine!
Founded in 1990, this long-running, Jacksonville-based (!) “dark alternative” publication is the brainchild of Max Michaels. As editor, designer, photographer, and writer, each issue reflects his broad and eclectic personal interests along with the interests of an ever changing roster of contributors. This particular volume plays host to a cover story on Siouxsie Sioux, and articles on IAMX, George Romero, Silverchair, photographer Chad Coombs and Tampa band Greymarket. Though there are those who take issue with Movement’s reputation as a more gothic-centric zine and the occasionally uneven writing, the one thing that can’t be argued is that every issue of Movement looks incredible. Michaels uses innovative layouts and page designs and prefers to use his own photos instead of just relying on stock publicity shots. This Jacksonville institution definitely deserves your attention.