Lydia Chang from 2:30 has been creating micro-zines as her Wednesday ID cards.
Zines are typically self-published, very low quantity, magazines. They’ve been big in DIY, Punk, and other subcultures. Although they’re often small, they do tend to have more than 1 page, which is why I call Lydia’s cards micro-zines. Or maybe 1-page zines! 😀
If you make it to Venice Beach to do your Graffiti Writing Activity, you can not only see great graffiti writing, Venice Boardwalk craziness, and eat all the cheap pizza and kettle corn you can stand, but across the boardwalk from where the Venice Art Walls are, is a very cool bookstore, Small World Books. There are a lot of books in that small store! But my favorite part is the rack up front that usually has lots of small zines for small prices like $2 – $5. You should definitely check them out!
- Lydia Chang’s website
- Small World Books
- Tiny Splendor Press
- Alexis Chanes.com
- Garnet Hertz / conceptlab.com/criticalmaking
Maybe we’ll convince Lydia to launch a zine. On paper. Or on the web. Or both! Maybe we’ll create a Zine Activity to try later this semester. Hmm… we do have lots of 4×6 cards and sketchbook pages… 😀
Meanwhile, here’s Lydia’s first 3 1-page zines. I’ll add more as they appear. Of course, no pressure! 😛