FAKE is an American independent publisher based in New York, founded by its editor, the experimental artist Cristiano Grim. The main vision of the publisher is the disruption of meaning in art, the transfiguration of its forms, and the awakening of the senses. The first 6 releases are focused on photography, graphic design, underground music, and poetry forged into a hybrid format: a music compilation pressed on an audiophile quality vinyl record with an offset printed zine.

FAKE features the work of international artists such as Parker Day, Braulio Amado, Stefano Lemon, Zach Hobbs, Jane Pain, Iphigenia Douleur, Jonathan Castro, Alessandro Adriani, Jordan Lieb, Antoni Maiovvi, Damon Palermo, Peaking Lights, Curses, Alana O’Herlihy, Erin Parsons and many others. Music is mastered by audio engineer Marco Antonio Spaventi. The zine is printed by SNEL in Belgium. The vinyls are pressed by Record Industry or Deepgrooves in Holland. FAKE is distributed by Printed Matters in USA and Bordello a Parigi in EU.

Cristiano Grim is an experimental artist, musician, photographer, and writer based in New York. He is the editor of FAKE, vocalist and keyboardist of the bands INTRZN and Wrong Beach, deejay and radio host with his heteronym DJ REAL at LYL Radio in Paris, The Lot Radio in New York, Dublab Radio in Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University Luigi Bocconi in Milan, an MFA in Marketing and Communication at Accademia di Comunicazione in Milan, and an acting workshop at T. Schriber Studio in New York with Pamela Scott, the workshop on “”Voice, Presence, and Storytelling””, with Patsy Rodenburg.


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