Z I N E S ( P R O N O U N C E D L I K E M A G A – Z I N E )
It always surprises me when I start talking about Zines and the person I’m talking to has never heard of Zines. I’m surprised because to me they’re just so interesting. They can be really creative and also very simple. They are often very random and to me that’s what makes them so interesting. Everyone should know about them!
It’s basically a self produced publication. Anyone can make a Zine. Its typically in a small booklet form. It can be handwritten, typed, photocopied, pasted, printed or whatever other way you can think of. It can be about anything. You can put in drawings, photos or writing, whatever you want to share.
I found out about them when I first moved to Melbourne. I came across Sticky Institute at Flinders Street Station on my way home from work one day. And I’ve been wanting to submit my own Zine ever since. (Any one can make a Zine. Yes, even you can.) I’ve actually started making mine today, I think I’m calling it “Uninvited Frogs Here To Stay”. I’ll let you know more about it when I’m done (it’s currently in development/production stages).
There was a cool exhibition on street art in Melbourne some time last year and Zines were a part of it. You can see my photos from the exhibit right HERE.
– Juliet x