Archive for December, 2015

I Create Birmingham: Brian Arnold

“Independent publishing is definitely important because it gives the artist creative control and the freedom to publish their work when perhaps no one else will. It embodies the DIY spirit and not waiting on validation from a higher up source. Self-publishing zines has allowed me to put my photos out there in a way that’s cost effective and on my own terms.”

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I Create Birmingham: Bruce Lanier

“We believe that a true community emerges best from unplanned encounters. One of the best things we have learned from our small space is that everyone has something interesting to share. Working out of your basement or garage is a lonely enterprise, and a lot of people give up when something that was once fun becomes monotonous. That will not happen here.”

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“CO.STARTERS laid a good foundation for my business and gave me the confidence to keep moving forward in planning and problem solving.”

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