Thursday, 8 July 2010

zine theme...

through a glass dirty

I am attempting to produce a couple of photo zines in time for Saturday's DesignersMarketplace, very limited edition, nicely photocopied, a little interesting, certainly collectors pieces.
I love zines and as it seems to be a kind of theme I am launching my own on behalf of; also available to swap (Alyson Agar).
containing imagery from my albums 'through a glass dirty' and 'lowlife - London', if I have time there will be an edition of 'a (hotel) room with a view', but don't hold your breath, I might save that one for exciting is that? only £3.00 an issue - wow!

lowlife - London


  1. Tell me more about zines......

  2. A zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced /ˈziːn/ "zeen") is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier on a variety of colored paper stock.

    A popular definition includes that circulation must be 5,000 or less, although in practice the significant majority are produced in editions of less than 100, and profit is not the primary intent of publication.

    Zines are written in a variety of formats, from computer-printed text to comics to handwritten text (an example being Cometbus). Print remains the most popular zine format, usually photo-copied with a small circulation. Topics covered are broad, including fanfiction, politics, art and design, ephemera, personal journals, social theory, single topic obsession, or sexual content far enough outside of the mainstream to be prohibitive of inclusion in more traditional media. The time and materials necessary to create a zine are seldom matched by revenue from sale of zines. Small circulation zines are often not explicitly copyrighted and there is a strong belief among many zine creators that the material within should be freely distributed. In recent years a number of photocopied zines have risen to prominence or professional status and have found wide bookstore and online distribution.
    Zines are sold, traded or gifted through many different outlets, from zine symposiums and publishing fairs to record stores, book stores, zine stores, at concerts, independent media outlets, zine 'distros', via mail order or through direct correspondence with the author. They are also sold online either via websites or social networking profiles.

    Zines distributed for free are either traded directly between zinesters or given away at the outlets mentioned.

    please note: mine have not even got any far.