Zines in Sociology of Gender

November 26, 2018

Zines: Read & Consider

  • how do images and text complicate or complement one another?
  • how does the creator use color?
  • did they create the zine by hand, by computer, by typewriter, or what?
  • what does the cover convey to a potential reader

Covers

  • color
  • construction
  • relief prints

Binding

  • staples
  • sewing
  • stab
  • materials

Graphics

  • illustrations
  • fair use/copyright
  • photographs
  • typography/handwriting
  • backgrounds

Elements

  • prose
  • art
  • poems
  • games
  • collages
  • internet content
  • metadata: author/title/date/publication location/rights
  • manifestos
  • white space
  • excerpts
  • reviews

Genre

  • personal
  • political
  • art
  • literary
  • split
  • compilation
  • minicomics
  • DIY

PS Check out the Design Center for sewing and print making.