Zines Zines Zines!:
The Intersection of Zines and Artist Books: In-Person
July 4 - 9, 2022
Frogman's Print Workshop, Omaha, NE
Zines are the ultimate democratic multiple: they are cheap and easy to make and affordable to buy. Artist’s books on the other hand, often fit more comfortably in the fine art world, with a more refined feel than the punk, DIY vibe of the zine world. In this workshop, we will focus on the intersection of art zines and artist’s books.
Participants will learn a number of simple book structures including one-page books, pamphlet stitch books, and modified accordions as well as exploring variations to expand the possibilities of those structures. We will also cover some simple printing techniques that require little-to-no equipment including trace monotypes, transfers, and pochoir. Finally, we will focus our discussions on distribution and exhibition, exploring the potential lives our works can have after they leave our hands. Students can expect to leave the class with a set of binding models, knowledge of the simple printing techniques covered, a zine exchange, and a small artist’s book.