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  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by imokruok
    +19 +1

    Arachne

    The central question Arachne webzine takes up is the relationship of mythology to the internet.

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by Electrickery
    +13 +2

    NSFW ‘Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy,’ incredible anarcho-goth-punk zine from 1983

      I’ve hardly encountered a specimen from the postpunk years of the early 1980s that better exemplified how mixed up and stimulating all the categories were getting, than The Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy, Vol. 1, an utterly mind-boggling zine put out by Alistair Livingston in 1983. Livingston had/has associations with the anarchist collective/zine Kill Your Pet Puppy which ran from 1979 to 1984…. he references Crass and Bauhaus and Blood and Roses. While one wouldn’t necessarily expect that a...

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +21 +1

    How Zines Survive in the Internet Age

    One big change is that zines are more popular in the art world. Illustrators, photographers, even painters and conceptual artists are turning to zines. There’s also more attention to craft. Many zines these days are beautiful handmade objects, which is different from when we started and most zines were cut-and-paste photocopies. Zines are also more personal now and more specifically focused on a narrow range of issues.

  • Review
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +27 +1

    Future Artefacts fair seeks to show physical media are far from dead

    Ben Freeman, organiser of London event, says: ‘Everyone realises the internet hasn’t killed the record industry or the publishing industry – just changed it’. A fair celebrating the future of physical objects in media – from books and magazines to records and cassettes – will debut in London this autumn, demonstrating that print is anything but dead.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +20 +1

    Textual healing: Grand Central Lit Crawl & Tampa Zine Fest this Saturday

    If you are of the word-nerd persuasion, plan to attend one or both page-turning events happening the same evening on opposite sides of the bay....

  • Review
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +12 +1

    BubbleSort Zines Lure Teen Girls to Computer Science

    Amy Wibowo knew, even as a kid, that computer science was a magical intersection of math, science and pictures. “As the teacher introduced a new concept, I would make cartoons about it,” she said; the visual elements of math theory sparked inspiration for her. “Textbooks are so dry,” she mourned; why didn’t anyone create textbooks with comics? “That would be so much juicier,” she thought, and resolved to make it happen someday.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +20 +1

    Where Is Dallas' Zine Scene?

    To the unfamiliar, the concept of zines is a little bizarre. The hand-assembled leaflets, covering topics from politics to poetry, are usually printed on someone’s at-home printer, which was a massive upgrade from the ink-blotted copies that came from old school mimeographs. Zines have always often been the products of radicals and outsiders, using the simple medium of copy paper and ink to explore and critique huge concepts in art, politics, and literature.

  • Analysis
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +17 +1

    Why Collect Artist Books and Zines?

    "Ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have to objects. Not that they come alive in him; it is he who lives in them."  Brooklyn-based publisher and curator Blonde Art Books recently organized its third annual Bushwick Art Book and Zine Fair (BABZ). A three-day event, featured a few dozen independent publishers hawking their goods, plus workshops and performances throughout the weekend. What drives collectors to keep these venues running? What, or who, fuels the market?

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +16 +1

    Photocopied or offset printed, zines showcase diverse world views

    Generally defined, zines (short for magazine or fanzine, depending on who you ask) are noncommercial publications, usually devoted unconventional subject matter. They’ve have been around since the 1960s, at least, and were instrumental in connecting the ’80s punk and ‘90s Riot Grrrl movements. Some sources qualify any publication with a circulation under 1,000 as a zine, though the majority are produced in quantities closer to 100 (or less).

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +21 +2

    Why I'm Leaving

    SEATTLE, WA: I’ve lived in Seattle since college. When I moved here, I believed I could become someone out here, among the fishmongers and the culture and the coffee. I found love; I started a zine. But after learning about the Cascadia subduction zone, I realized that I didn’t want to live through an earthquake that will destroy the entire Pacific Northwest, including my favorite coffee shops. So I wave goodbye to all that, and pack my bags to California.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +26 +1

    One&Other: The Zine Scene York Explosion

    Zines have been popular for a long time now. With specific York publications existing for many years, they have, however, not had a home. Places like The Inkwell have always been well stocked with local offerings, as have Bison Coffee. Sumena Owen has had enough of this slightly low-key explosion and wants to do something about it, and it is for this reason she is hosting her first Zine get together: JUICE #1 at Harper + Carr on Fossgate on 6 Aug (6pm - 8pm).

  • Review
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +22 +1

    Groupies, comedowns and zines: where next for music photography?

    Gone are the days when just the lead singer of a band was pictured in larger-than-life poses. Today’s music photographers are refreshing the genre by going weird, getting brutal – and showing the fans instead of the stars

  • Download
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +17 +1

    Circulation Zero: Punk Zine Archive

    Circulation Zero is an experiment, my attempt to "give back" by parlaying the preservation of some beloved punk publications into a greater good. My hope is that the original creators will not only enjoy seeing their work resuscitated but will also appreciate the fact that their work is helping generate donations to worthy causes.

  • Download
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +25 +2

    The Magazine Rack

    Free texts download & streaming internet archive. The Magazine Rack is a collection of digitized magazines and monthly publications. 83 collections, 32,777 texts, and 272 audio files available to view or download.

  • Review
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +14 +1

    The Paris Review: Coates, Cartels, Caesar, Cigarettes

    There are writers you know about and writers you read. Before I heard him speak, Ta-Nehisi Coates was only the former to me—he came to my school and spoke to a packed auditorium about American self-conception, idealism, and his role in dislodging us from it. This week I’ve been sprinting through his amazing new book, Between the World and Me.

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +18 +2

    Learn about the world of zines

    From the bedroom floor to the gallery wall, a new exhibition will get your creative juices flowing. Zines are an art form that encompasses a range of mediums and creation tools. "Zines are produced by anyone with something to say or share on any topic imaginable. They can perfect handmade tools to build and support community, as well as a great voice for the voiceless"...

  • Current Event
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +18 +1

    How Many Different Types of Zines Are There?

    Zines are the truest form of everyman literature, ranging from comics to politics to personal narratives. They're self-made publications about anything, made for and by everyone. Seriously, there is no wrong way to make a zine. Save up those small bills and grab your coolest reusable tote bag: OC Zinefest is coming to town! What started off in 2014 as a temperature check for DIY print culture in Orange County has quickly turned into a staple in the Southern California zine community.

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +18 +1

    One Artist Got Fed Up With Comic-Con, So He Created His Own Convention in a Bar

    Ben Templesmith, artist for acclaimed vampire comic 30 Days of Night and creator of titles like The Squidder and Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, spent much of his time at San Diego Comic-Con holed up inside a bar at the nearby Gaslamp Hilton hotel. He didn't tell the bar that he was coming, let alone that he would spend hours every day drinking, chatting and drawing for fans. "I just came down and decided to be an awesome customer," he says.

  • Review
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +17 +2

    London Illustration Fair 2015

    Talented graphic designers and artists congregate to display their works. The graphic design and illustration scene in London is going from strength to strength at the moment, and part of the reason might be the British capital’s abundance of fairs where emerging talents can network and showcase their designs.

  • Expression
    6 years ago
    by BlueOracle
    +13 +2

    Molly Soda Releases ‘I Don’t Want You to Miss Me’ Zine, Talks Recent Internet Controversy

    After the release of her last NSFW zine “Should I send this?” digital artist Molly Soda became the target of vicious criticism, having her work heavily scrutinized by hordes of keyboard warriors.