Zurnal zine it’s like a bridge between a new reality in London and the motherland, Poland.
Zurnal zine is a nostalgic look at childhood.
Zurnal zine is the brain child of our #niiboy Nico Carmandaye and partners Emilia Bocianowska, Anna Maria Koronkiewicz and Leo Lovez. Their project didn’t go unnoticed and i-D Poland has proposed a feature to the quartet. Here Nico tells us more about the magazine and its story.
“Emilia and I both come from the same town in the North East of Poland, Bialystock. We’ve been friends since primary school as we both were part of the school newspaper at the time. We never lost touch and now, a decade later we made our own Zurnal zine.
About two years ago we moved to London together to study. In the beginning we used to live in Stamford Hill. It’s a quite peculiar neighborhood concentrated around a big Sainsbury’s, lots of Polish people live there. You can find polish restaurants and shop pretty much everywhere and somehow, even though we were in London, we still felt like we were back in Poland. We kind of got inspired by this, and so Zurnal zine was born: a short fashion publication, which is more of a meditation about this nostalgic yet surreal feeling."
Playing with the idea of exclusivity, Nico and Emilia only printed a limited amount of copies of the zine to be distributed among their friends. Although the paper version is unavailable, the duo is about the release an e-version of the zine.
Zurnal zine on i-D Poland