What is a zine collection?

What is a zine collection?

We have a zine collection! Pronounced like magazine—without the mag—zines are self-published, independently made, usually photocopied, and have a small print run. Zines rose to prominence in the 70s but one could argue that they have been around since the invention of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press in 1439.

What kind of art is zine?

A zine is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published unique work of minority interest, usually reproduced via photocopier.

What is a digital zine?

Some zine makers choose to turn their journals or sketchbooks into a zine. In a digital format, this involves scanning in pages that are hand-drawn and handwritten and compiling them. For physical zines, they tend to be photo copied for distribution.

How can I get free zines?

Where to Find Free Digital Zines

  1. CPE Digital Zine Library. http://cpezine.omeka.net/
  2. The Queer Zine Archive Project. http://archive.qzap.org/
  3. Tolerated Identity’s Free Downloadable Zine Library.
  4. Send Back My Stamps!: Metal History Through Fanzines.
  5. The Small Science Collective.
  6. Sprout Distro.
  7. Solidarity!
  8. Archive.org.

What is zine example?

Some examples include newspapers, fabric, images, drawn art, stickers, washi tape, paint chips, etc. Zines are for sharing so remember that this will be replicated. Think about what will show best as a copied text. If you are making a digital copy of your zine, you can use a scanner to upload your pages.

What are some unique characteristics of a zine?

Zines are…

  • Self-published, usually in limited numbers.
  • Small-format, low-budget, DIY (do it yourself) projects.
  • Distributed through informal channels: by their makers (either independently or through zine distributors), by hand, by mail, or at small bookstores and zine fests.
  • Non-commercial.

What should my zine be about?

What are zines good for?

  • Publish sketches, drawings, and mini-comics.
  • Match recipes with whimsical illustrations.
  • Mix words with images and textures.
  • Print lines of poetry.
  • Share a manifesto.
  • …the list goes on.

Can you make a zine with canva?

If you are creating your zine digitally, Canva is a great resource that is free and super easy to use. Simply create an account and choose a template from the ‘magazine’ selections. Everything is customizable – from the fonts, images, and overall layout. Feel free to get creative and make the template your own.

Can a zine be digital?

Digital zines is controversial. Some people have no issues with digital zines (sometimes referred to as ezines). Others believe something is only truly a zine if it keeps it’s original form of a DIY, black and white, cut and paste, photocopied, format.

Where can I read zines?

Online Zine Collections

  • The Anarchist Library.
  • Queer Zine Archive Project.
  • Warrior Publications.
  • Semo Distro.
  • The Book of Zines.
  • Broken Pencil.
  • Boston Anarchist Zine Bistro.
  • Community Radio Distro.

What’s the purpose of a zine?

A zine may include anything artistic or otherwise that you may wish to express! The idea behind a zine is that you express your intentions in some sort of “pamphlet-esque” or “book-like” form, replicate that creation, then share!