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YOU CAN MAKE A ZINE!
Image courtesy of Laura Appleyard on Flickr.com. Used under Creative Commons license.
Open Source Zine Template
GENERAL PAGE DESIGN TIPS
Some things to keep in mind as you design your zine pages:
- Unless you're printing out your zine in color (which can get expensive quickly), your pages will be printed in black & white. Think about the post-print legibility of colors, patterns, and images you use. You might try copying, scanning & printing sample pages as you go to see how they look.
- Copy machines often cut the edges off of pages, or impose small margins around the edge of copied pages. It's a good idea to leave a small margin (1/8-1/4") around the edges of your pages to allow for this.
- If you're laying the zine out by hand (instead of with software), only decorate one side of each page. This will make your layout process much less tricky.
INTERVIEWS WITH ZINESTERS
Podcast with episodes featuring Alison Piepmeier (Girl Zines), Andi Zeisler (Bitch magazine), Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill & Le Tigre), Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre), and zine librarian Jenna Freedman
Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine
Podcast by Alex Wrekk and Derek Neuland