All About Zines

Posted 22 July 2015

On 30th July we’re teaming up with Edge of the Universe Printing Press and running a workshop on making zines. Learn all about it here: Zine Workshop

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                          (Photo Credit: petermartin.co.uk/projects)


WHAT IS A ZINE?! I hear you roar.

A zine is an abbreviation of fanzine/magazine and is traditionally defined as a self-published work taking the form of a booklet or mini magazine. They often have a small circulation of issues and these are usually produced from photocopying a master version. More recently the zine has moved to online avenues with digital zines being populated around the internet.

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           (Photos: Film themed zines, I Like Going to the Cinema and Filmish.)

But what makes a zine special? I hear you cry.

You’re in charge! You can be the designer, illustrator, writer, editor and publisher! You’re running the show and making the decisions. Zines can be about something as broad or a niche as you like. You can create pages upon pages dedicated to the things you’re interested in, be it comedic predictive text mistakes or a zine all about your favourite director.
Zines can be home for all your interests and ideas and a wonderful way to get creative, have a voice or be downright fun and silly. So why not make something amazine?

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