Mandy Stoller’s Hollyweird Premiere

Mandy Stoller’s  3 minute documentary Hollyweird on Los Angeles photographer Danin Jacquay follows the contrasts and comparisons between being ultimate glamour and completely gross. Can we be sexy while being revolting? Does joining the two become sexual or repulsive – or something entirely inbetween? This documentary premieres exclusively on Polyester as a celebration of all things weird...

Burka Banter

The ‘Burka Banter 2017’ Calendar is a project by artist and illustrator Brown Girl. I have one simple intention with this project and that is to show that the women behind the burkas are real people. Many people are quick to de-humanise these women and often forget that these women should not be defined exclusively by...

Go For Gold — part one

In our latest photo series ‘Go For Gold’ we seek to not only represent the weird and wonderful contributors who have made the zine what it is over the past two years, but those who inspire them on the daily. While we all may idolise people online, on the streets or from viewing their work,...

Photos From Grandma

My work has stemmed from a deep love for treasure hunting, estate sales, lost memories, and old things. In a sense with my work, I hope to cherish the past and preserve memories whether they are my own or from a strangers. Photos have a great tangible quality about them, but what happens when the...

What Makes Me, Rachel Hodgson

When encountering art before knowing the artist, the imagination runs riot. Would they be tall or short? Happy or sad? How will they dress? On viewing the varying types of creative media that Rachel Hodgson puts forth into the world — from her specific style of photography to rude and crude graffiti — it’s hard...

Expressing Opinions

Ona Greenberg takes on the male art world’s superiority complex and the difficulty of expressing opinions within it. As always, Greenberg stands up for a woman’s space in an exclusive space. Comic: Ona Greenberg

The Seafood Series

The theme was disco and it was my party. It was the only year I ever lived alone, because of crumbs on the floor that had summoned the mice within two weeks. Silver streamers and red lamps made up for stained carpet. I was wearing my ‘I’ve got a Wild Cherry’ t-shirt with the glossy...

Art Is History

In the dining room of my mum’s house lives a painting, and no matter how many times I ask her to take it down, she refuses. “It is a piece of you” she says. And she is right, it is a piece of me: my journey, development, struggles, successes, emotions, many selves and a turbulent...

At Least I Have Ringworm

Artist Jamie Morgan has created a series of dream hats for the overworked & underpaid. “Basically I’m just satirising myself because I’m choosing to work in a more expensive art field,” she explains, being a photographer who uses film is cripplingly pricey. Ironically the hats themselves are too expensive to make & so they exist...

Hi Boo, I Love You

If there exists a colour with more polarising qualities than pink, I’m yet to be graced by its presence. Chosen moniker of Alecia Beth Moore, king of Cam’ron’s iconic fur get up, and key signifier of the Barbie franchise (see also female baby announcements and the women’s toiletries aisle) it is perhaps the only colour...

Asininely, Donald Trump

As the threat of Donald Trump heightens & a new age of fear, fascism & anti-intellectualism looks more & more probable, illustrator Mikaela Monday creates a visual response to Trump’s poisonous words on the Orlando attack just two months after its occurrence. Trump’s words are held up in contrast to previous US Presidents’ responses to...

Kaia Miller

Kaia Miller, who lives in New York, is a 13-year-old a self-portrait artist. A few weeks ago I found Kaia’s Instagram: ethereal, beautiful, innovative, mystical and inventive. It acts as a portal to a wonderland, Kaia’s wonderland. She transforms her selfies into surreal dreamlands. Using only an iPhone, eyelashes become heart shape feathers, mermaid tails...