Zines have always appealed to me: the autonomy of creative vision, the hand-made aesthetics, the culture, the physicality.
Zines are an accessible way to share artistic projects, passions and practically anything you can think of.
For me, zines are a smart thing to give to people in your creative community, clients and colleagues. They are more likely to be kept and treasured by the recipient.
I love the photocopy culture, the punk connections and the political intentions.
So, I am concurrently working on different zines that will hopefully see the light of day later in the year or throughout 2020. I don’t like discussing projects before I have things to show, but I’m planning on discussing different things in the blog in the future so thought it would be appropriate.
Sharing my ideas now would be a little premature, but it’s likely that I’ll make one based on my adventures in Shooting Instant Film on Medium Format, at some point.
I pulled out some zines I own for the image above, these are:
- Content Machine by Bridget Meyne
- Satan Ceramics by Tom Sachs
- Specimen by Jam
- I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Chloe Sheppard
Do you own any Zines? Have you had a go at making them? I’d love to hear from others and their experiences with buying or making them and how it worked out.