Zine
the mini-magazine
A small circulation, non-commercial publication of
   original or appropriated text and images. Any self-
published work t...
The idea is that circulation would be 5,000 or less. Probably 100 would be more like it.

These are Zine covers from Artco...
Written, designed, and published by their creators, zines are grassroots publications
          made simply on home comput...
Riot Grrrl
  An underground feminist
  art movement started in
        the 1990’s.

    Girl Germs - their Zine
  Notice i...
BUST
Some magazines, like BUST,
started out as zines, made
 in garages and bedrooms,
   and found distributors
    after s...
With the advent of the copy
  machine, zines became a
  very popular format of
  personal expression and
communication beg...
Art Zines
Really, zines can cover content in just about
any area - art, politics, sci-fi, music, personal
                j...
Open pages of a zine laid-
out before the binding is
       finalized.
Israeli Political Zine

      Still, many people,
especially avid zine-makers,
  believe that the internet
     cannot com...
Zine Class
Pratt Institute
    2006
All Together as a Suite
One Pack of all the Zines
Caitlin Martin
Devon Kell
Erick Alloway
Rachel Morris
Victoria Monsul
Anne Tochka
Caitlin Phillips
Erick Wrenn
Pryanka Pandit
Images of Zines.....
Day 1
Jeremy and Claire Weiss
Mildred Town
Mildred Town
Catherine UK
As you can see, Zines are a wonderful tool
  for expression. Be creative, be inventive!
BUT, for our purposes and for unde...
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  • Zine

    1. 1. Zine the mini-magazine
    2. 2. A small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated text and images. Any self- published work that takes advantage of the photocopier and/or small-run printers.
    3. 3. The idea is that circulation would be 5,000 or less. Probably 100 would be more like it. These are Zine covers from Artcore, the longest running and one of the most popular “fanzines” ever. http://www.fourletter word.org.uk/artcore
    4. 4. Written, designed, and published by their creators, zines are grassroots publications made simply on home computers and printers or copy machines. Image from the Philly Zine Fest www.phillyzinefest.com
    5. 5. Riot Grrrl An underground feminist art movement started in the 1990’s. Girl Germs - their Zine Notice is was FREE. Much of the content of Zines was/is appropriated, and also may contain subject matter not always appropriate for mainstream media. In that vein, Zines are mostly freely distributed publications.
    6. 6. BUST Some magazines, like BUST, started out as zines, made in garages and bedrooms, and found distributors after solidifying an audience.
    7. 7. With the advent of the copy machine, zines became a very popular format of personal expression and communication beginning in the late 1960’s.
    8. 8. Art Zines Really, zines can cover content in just about any area - art, politics, sci-fi, music, personal journals, etc.... With the advent of the internet as another tool of expression and communication to a mass audience, zines have fallen out of the realm of function and into the world of art. Today, zines can be considered artists books, a pice of art that the artist ask the audience to interact with.
    9. 9. Open pages of a zine laid- out before the binding is finalized.
    10. 10. Israeli Political Zine Still, many people, especially avid zine-makers, believe that the internet cannot compare to physically holding the “object” in your hands.
    11. 11. Zine Class Pratt Institute 2006
    12. 12. All Together as a Suite
    13. 13. One Pack of all the Zines
    14. 14. Caitlin Martin
    15. 15. Devon Kell
    16. 16. Erick Alloway
    17. 17. Rachel Morris
    18. 18. Victoria Monsul
    19. 19. Anne Tochka
    20. 20. Caitlin Phillips
    21. 21. Erick Wrenn
    22. 22. Pryanka Pandit
    23. 23. Images of Zines.....
    24. 24. Day 1 Jeremy and Claire Weiss
    25. 25. Mildred Town
    26. 26. Mildred Town
    27. 27. Catherine UK
    28. 28. As you can see, Zines are a wonderful tool for expression. Be creative, be inventive! BUT, for our purposes and for understanding the rules of laying out, we will want to consider the idea of the underlying grid and how to use this grid in design. You will want to understand the concepts of white space, margins and gutters. What images will you use? What is the purpose of your Zine? How can the FORM and IMAGERY of the content reflect the meaning?

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