MIND, BODY and SOUL SONGS are a trio of spiritual art zines featuring poetry and illustration, a collaboration between Taleen Kali x Yumi Sakugawa.
An illustrated poetry zine
A series of miniature poems and illustrations exploring the healing powers of the emotional mind. Written by Taleen between 2011-2014. Ink brush pen on paper illustrations by Yumi between 2014-2015.
Debuted at L.A. Art book Fair in 2015, first run with pastel pink cover SOLD OUT. Reprinted for L.A. Zine Fest 2016 in neon pink to complement the debut of its sequel, BODY SONGS.
A yoga poetry zine, the sequel to MIND SONGS.
A sequence of 10 yoga instructions in the form of poems, accompanied by illustrated guides, which range from breathing exercises, visualizations as well as conventional "asana" physical exercises.
Written by Taleen between 2015-2016 during her journey teaching traditional and punk rock yoga at music venues in Los Angeles. Ink brush pen on paper illustrations by Yumi in 2016. Debuted at L.A. Zine Fest 2016
A lyric zine, companion to the SOUL SONGS EP
The final piece in a series of zines following MIND SONGS & BODY SONGS
Lyrics and music written by Taleen as part of her solo music project. A collage of origami paper, washi tape, paper cut-outs, ink brush pen, and drawing pen on paper with digital effects by Yumi. Debuted at L.A. Zine Fest 2017