Sheet was basically an A1 piece of paper folded into a square-format, 12-page zine. In all, there were 15 official issues published, with one side project called “Evita” and another project done for Levi’s. Published from 1999 until 2004, Sheet kept true to Punk tradition and its appropriation of the broadsheet, supported by a gritty DIY attitude. Sheet was a free hand-out, a passion project distributed by Disturbance Studio (an influential Durban-based design atelier, now defunct), with established designer and artist, Richard Hart, at the helm.
Hart collaborated with his co-editors, Kim Longhurst and Scott Robertson, who presently work from their Durban-based studio, The Curators. Together this creative team managed to produce Sheet without any advertising, gratis, with no commercial influence, supported by an array of established and emerging contributors. Ironically, despite Sheet’s overtly romantic rebellion against the mainstream machine, it somehow managed to generate a fair amount of commercial work for Disturbance.