Short for magazine or fanzines, ‘zines’ are self-published books that can be easily reproduced and distributed within a community. They can be about a variety of different subjects from politics to art, mental health, culture, science, activism, and much more.
Historically, zines have been used as a way for everyone and anyone to express themselves and communicate with others. Participants of this project were invited to get the word out there about something, regardless of any previous experience, skill level, or age.
Our collection of zines includes original illustrations, collage, written word, photography, and any mixture of these things. Zines were founded by folks with passion and drive too big to ignore, so all were free to embrace the messy, slapdash, imperfect process that is creating a zine!