Concerned with the politics of the household and domestic labour, Spare Rib also celebrated women’s domestic skills and had regular items on dressmaking and household maintenance. Eye-catching and highly individual in style, its front covers and contents pages often used ironic humour to make a serious point.
- Full title:
- Spare Rib magazine issue 009
- March 1973
- Spare Rib Collective
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- Article by:
- Marsha Rowe
- Arts and culture
The design of Spare Rib makes it instantly recognisable. With its distinctive style and format it looked like a women’s magazine while also being challenging and radical. Co-founder, Marsha Rowe, explains how the original design of the magazine was created.