1-900-660-GALS, No Bad News

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About the Project
‘1-900-660-GALS’ celebrates 80s women's wrestling phenomenon 'GLOW' the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Through the combined visuals of the four talented artists of No Bad News, colourful characters, strong women, and over-the-top comedy sketches are brought to light in this once-off publication packed with action.

Famously, most of the performers on the television show’s all-women roster of wrestlers were actresses, models, dancers or stunt women hoping to enter show business. The zine captures their larger than life characters and memorable moments by visualising several of the choreographed bouts seen on the show.

A huge, stylistic spectrum of typography, graphics and illustration, with fluorescents and overlays capturing the 1980’s aesthetic that was so integral to the show, and considered finishing details added to the zine which embrace the risograph print process wholeheartedly.

About No Bad News
No Bad News is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2020 by four best friends from NCAD, NBN is pushing past the restrictive boundaries forced by a global pandemic, intending to build a post-college career path.

With their colourful and fun graphic-led approach to design, the studio takes their inspiration from earth magic, positive attitudes, mindfulness, and the spirit of subculture promoting messages of peace and playfulness. No Bad News is extending their eight arms into different creative dimensions, from prints to clothing, books to exhibitions, and candles to homeware. Their creative appetite is ever-growing for new ways to design and explore, allowing them to enable a “why not?” perspective on the world of design, with the freedom to transform their work.

Risograph printed on Munken Polar rough 170gsm, 120gsm, and fluorescent 160gsm papers. Printed using four inks and coil bound. 176 x 250mm. 24 pages with 9 smaller inset pages, fold-out poster, and 'MAKE YOUR OWN WRESTLER' activity sheet.

Edition of 75. June 2021.

22pp. | 180 x 250 mm
Publisher: Damn Fine Press

Damn Fine Press produces unique and beautiful risograph printed publications which showcase the work of exciting artists and designers across multiple disciplines. We started Damn Fine Press as a way to merge our passion for risograph printing with the work of our favourite creators from Ireland and further afield.