HI EVEYONE, welcome to safetypinmag.com if this is your first visit.
People for print, our 'dayjob' which provides safety pin with facilities for printing, storage and mailing, is closed for a lockdown-closedown until July 29. consequently, although we would be delighted for you to place orders using the 'shop' button above, please bear in mind that there may be a delay in mailing.
all copies ordered up to July 4 will go out before the break.
For regular visitors, look out for news of issue 8 as soon as we're back... Test Pressings for another fantastic 7" are already ordered.
Martin Lacey aka Martin X Russian here. If you're very old you may remember me from my first fanzine, NMX, which ran from 1979-1982, mostly covering the scene in Sheffield. In 1981 we bought our first press to print NMX, and after a stop-start few years we established an 'alternative' printing business producing fanzines, record sleeves, flyers and left wing propaganda, which is what we've been doing pretty much ever since. At one point I calculated we had produced somewhere upwards of two million fanzines of nearly two hundred different titles. And that was about twenty-five years ago so I've given up counting now. I kept busy writing until the mid 90s, but when I started Safety Pin in 2018 it was my first fanzine in over twenty years. I've never stopped loving print, or punk rock, so this was long overdue.
I'm still looking for help - if I wasn't doing almost everything myself I might be able to publish a bit more frequently! - so if you fancy yourself as a writer, photographer, artist, whatever, get in touch. Issues 1 and 2 were big on band interviews - and good they are too - but we're hoping to diversify a little as we move forward. Toss us some ideas.
Crucially I need help from bands, labels, promoters. If you'd like to feature in the magazine, like to advertise, like to be on future vinyl or CD releases bug us at
Use the contact form on the right or email
Or if you want to send us anything
c/o People For Print
10 Riverside Park
Sheffield S2 4BB