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  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
  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
  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?