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Make a Mini Zine!

  • Ely Center of Contemporary Art 51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT 06510 (map)
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In this casual skill share we will discuss the history of zines, self publishing, and book arts. Participants will learn to make, design, and publish their own mini zine (also called a one-pager). We will use simple materials to collage, draw, and write our own publications. Participants will also have fun creating their own press names and logos. ALL AGES and EXPERIENCES WELCOME (we will be using scissors, though, so if you have little ones younger than 10, please make sure they’re accompanied by a parent).

Suggested donation: $10 per person.

What’s a Zine? 

A zine (ZEEN, short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation, self-published booklet usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are cheap, easy, personal, and local. The culture around zine making, trading, and publishing encourages community through personal storytelling. During the Our Bodies Ourselves exhibition we have created a pop up library that celebrates the power of self-publishing.