Posts Tagged: zines
At The Establishment, Sara Century outlines the social and political power of zines throughout history, the state of the zine in the digital age, and the connection between zines and feminism today:
Zines run the gamut in both quality and subject matter, but they all share a common and salient thread—they speak for their time, they are unedited, they are personal, and they deal with things you would never read about in major publications, from the personal to the political and beyond.
Niche interest publications are growing in popularity, and these aren’t the black-and-white, photocopied zines of yesteryear. Glossy, full-color print magazines are the new norm even for what are often one-person projects dedicated to specialty topics. Korea Joongang Daily looks at this growing segment of independent publishers....more
We all love wiling away the workday on our favorite blogs, but don’t you miss the warm, light heft of a freshly photocopied zine?
You may never again make those late-night treks to Kinko’s with folders full of riot-grrrl poetry under both arms, but plenty of small presses have affordable collections of those cool little things we used to read before we had Tumblr....more
“. . .there has been widescale attacks on social movements over the last thirty or forty years in response to the very meaningful social movements in the sixties and seventies that had very transformative demands, that were seeking a redistribution of wealth and of life chances in really significant ways....more
I’m as enthralled by, addicted to and dependent on the Internet as anyone, but a part of me is nostalgic for something that is still being made by hand, with paper and ink and imperfect binding: the zine.
I think our country, having been founded by rabble-rousing pamphleteers like Thomas Paine, has an innate love for hard-scrabble, DIY writers and publishers and although we can never overestimate the benefits of the virtual and the cyber, there is something we can still cherish about the tactile and the physical....more