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Brackish

Brackish is a collaborative zine project made by Houston-based artists Katie Mulholland and Sarah Welch in 2015. Over a five month period Mulholland and Welch created a massive pile of ink drawings imaging the past, present, and sometimes invented future of the Houston landscape. They curated this drawing collection to compile the Brackish zine. Drawings of special interest were chosen to become risograph or letterpress prints paired alongside the book (see the Brackish Box Set link for more info). The book features local and invasive flora & fauna, architecture, interior spaces, city infrastructure, industry, and residential vignettes. Special attention is lavished on locations with ancient, sometimes futuristic presence. Think 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Jurassic Park.

  • Photo of "Brackish" boxed set with the box open and the zine cover with golden vines on a fence visible
  • "Brackish" boxed set showing custom letter B box and risograph zine cover with golden vines on a chain link fence
  • "Brackish" zine inner page detail showing a dystopian, overgrown astrodome filled with swampy plants
  • Detail of three prints including two toads in love, a dystopian astrodome, and an olympic clover hotel swimming pool
  • Letterpress print of a vine covered silhouette
  • "Brackish" boxed set items laid out, showing the zine, frog love print, swamp man print, astrodome print, and clover pool print
  • Endangered Houston Toad Couple risograph framed print showing two green frogs, one on the larger's back