by Peter Miles Bergman
coats4TEENS is by prank artist and is PRESS publisher Peter Miles Bergman. is PRESS, 2nd edition 2018, Denver, Colorado
coats4TEENS is a 28 page, 5.5 x 8.5″ saddle-stitched zine with a letterpress masthead! coats4TEENS was an Institute of Sociometry holiday coat drive for “irresponsible teens who leave the house without their perfectly good coat and are going to catch their death!” Though there were limited opportunities to get thrift-store hipster coats into the hands of basic teens, there was plenty of demand from street-kids! This photography project and written narrative is a meditation on homelessness, responsibility, charity, religion and art.
coats4TEENS is laser ptinted on white 100# gloss text and hand sewn with black thread. The covers are printed on bristol paper with a letterpress masthead printed in fluorescent green and silver using hand set metal type on a Vandercook proof press.