Mother have teamed up with our friends at The Rig Out to create Paszport! – a one-off football fanzine to mark this summer’s Euro Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
With original features by some of the smartest commentators on football and the culture around it, Paszport! tips its hat to classic fanzines like The End and Boys Own – top publications that added a satirical wit, a discerning eye and a cheeky wink to the journeys of young men up and down the country as they set off to watch the match, see the world, and look good doing it.
Inside Paszport! you’ll find Phil Thornton writing about flags, Jonathan Wilson on the great coach Jimmy Hogan, as well as words from Ian Hough, Mark Smith, Mike Duff and our fashion shoot by Neil Bedford, and lots more to tickle your fancy.
Glen Kitson co-founder of Paszport!, said: “I'd been working with Mother on a pitch recently, got talking about old football fanzines and we just decided to do one. A lot of really talented people lent generous support and we managed to turn the whole thing around in four weeks. It was a great laugh and I hope that comes across. I think it’s ace. It’s our Woodstock.”
Dylan Williams, partner at Mother, said: “It’s a great Mother tradition to commemorate the big football tournaments. We've made toys, sticker albums, and a documentary. It all started with an Airfix model ‘soccer thug’ back in the Nineties. I'd always wanted to do something to counterbalance that bovver boot skinhead stereotype. A one-off fanzine in the spirit of classics like The End and Boys Own seemed the perfect way to do it. With the help of lots of really sound people I think we've made something pretty decent. We certainly have even more respect for the people behind those publications for having had a crack at one of our own.”
Paszport! is a limited edition fanzine and will be available to purchase from 11 June for £10 from Oi Polloi in Manchester, Present in London (amongst other stores) as well as online Mother’s website: www.motherlondon.com/paszport