Subscribe to Get More. Also consider swapping copies with other zine publishers; going to zine fairs; giving away some or all copies We've rounded up some of our favorite online zines covering art, poetry, literature and more. Watch your inbox for the latest articles and features. The name of your publication is not something to be treated lightly. Founded by writer Lucy K Shaw , zine Shabby Doll House is a quarterly publication focusing on art, literature, and poetry.
Curated by Bristol photographer Jennifer Lo, Bedspread is a new zine dedicated to photos of beds. In Issue 1, expect lots of sleepy, intimate photos, by photographers from all over the world. Issue 5 features two covers, shot by edward meadham and Hobbes Ginsberg. Created by photographer Prashant Gopal, Yo Sick puts out not just zines, but also a variety of fun pins and patches. Yo Sick zines have a classic DIY feel, usually featuring black and white snapshots that focus on a particular theme.
Edition 19, pictured here, is titled Paradise , and features 20 pages of photos of palm trees. Subjectively Objective is a small press and online gallery is run by Detroit photographer and curator Noah Waldeck. Their Mini Monograph series showcases minimal, contemporary work that focuses on documenting suburban and industrial landscapes. The first edition of this art magazine is themed around youth.
Now on its 15th edition, the Editorial Magazine shows no signs of slowing down. Created by artist Claire Milbrath , this Montreal-based mag features artist interviews and galleries of work.
Conveyor Arts is a small press based in New Jersey, putting out artist books and prints in addition to this magazine. The coil-bound, colorful 7th edition features a wide range of artists. At the same time, Buffalo is a pretty highbrow zine, with the latest issue featuring the likes of Juliette Binoche, Martin Parr, and Andre Leon Talley. Beautifully made, Buffalo explores consumer culture through both hilarious fake ads and thoughtful articles, and manages to fit in some editorial shoots too.
It's possible to do everything yourself of course, but it's a lot of work and you run the danger of everything looking and sounding a little samey. Of course, the opposite can also happen: One way to square this circle could be to set a theme or one-word starting point, and collect a response in relation to it. This will ensure continuation and a flow throughout the ideas of your zine.
Although there is no real right or wrong in the art of zine making, having some kind of structure is extremely helpful. So once all the content of the zine is working, get to work in planning your structure out.
This will then allow you to manage better the ways in which the information is organised, which makes life easier for both you and your readers. The master copy is the test piece you create before you start printing the final publication. The final copy will often look markedly different, as the examples above and below demonstrate. Zines are generally cheaply produce, but it's still important to determine the amount you are willing to invest. Set a budget and then calculate whether you can afford to use colour or black and white, and then how many copies you can afford to print.
Don't go ahead without crunching the numbers, or your wallet will probably end up regretting it. You'll find a rundown of the most common options for making copies of your zine in this article. You've created a zine as a way to share, exchange and communicate with others - so it's vital to get news about your zine out there.
Connect with other zine makers, publishers, independent movements or platforms that will allow you to share your work both off and online. Zine-making is a worldwide, growing phenomena, opening the door to new and exciting possibilities to connect with others. The last thing left for you to do once everything is produced, printed and promoted is to share your creation.
If you've come up with a clear direction for your zine point 2 then you should have a clear idea of who your audience is - and most importantly, where they hang out. For example, if you're producing an music zine then you'll want to try to get it into indie record shops sale-or-return is the typical agreement and sell it at festivals. Also consider swapping copies with other zine publishers; going to zine fairs; giving away some or all copies Here are a couple of books that will allow you to explore further into the world of zine making and underground art movements:.
This book by Esther Watson is for anyone who wants to create their own zine. It features tips and tricks from contributors who have been at the forefront of the zine movement. Girl Zines is the first book-length exploration of this exciting movement. As the name suggests, this zine focuses on how the role of designer will evolve in the future.
Print and online literary zine Short, Fast, and Deadly http: