As I mentioned last week, a Zine is a self-published magazine with a small circulation. Zines are printed booklets held in your hands. I have Zines about crows, hands, colors, work spaces, risk, fabric, collage, compilations, and poetry.
|A small part of my Zine collection with Zines from Alaska, Hawaii, and all around the United States.|
Design suggestions include:
- Make a Zine that opens newspaper-style.
- Do a faux version of a popular magazine, such as Time or People.
- Use brown paper bags, binding on one side to pen with pockets.
- Use cut out words for headlines like a ransom note.
- Use a photo album, write on index cards and insert.
- House your Zine inside of colorful file folders.
- Put your Zine in a bottle; make sure it can be removed for viewing.
- Write on fabric pieces and make a quilt.
- Your Zine can be a puzzle with the viewer putting it back together.
- How about using toilet paper, call it potty mouth and fill it full of expletives.
Here are 20 uses for a scarf, a brain teaser from the book: How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb:
- Leash for a dog
- In hair for ponytail
- Tie children together
- As a tablecloth
- Tie on Purse for decoration
- Temporary fix for broken sofa
- To carry books
- To cover face
- Curtain on a window
- As a skirt
- As a halter top
- As a bedspread
- Sling for a broken arm
- White surrender flag
- Seat on the ground
- Tie on car antenna
- Christmas tree decoration