Volume 1 VPosted: September 12, 2011
Spoke too soon… last week I believe I predicted that this week’s zine – Apropos Volume 1 V – would be part of and edition of 4 or maybe 5. But yeah, that didn’t happen, it’s actually just 2. But 2 zines are better than one!
I believe also that this Apropos represents a new high water mark in almost a year of semi-productive zine-making. Notice first that the paper I used for this zine has weird, tiny etchings on it. The story there is that I was printing something at my work and the printer glitched out for one reason or another and produced this cool printing malfunction. I liked it and was feeling creative so I scanned it once I got home and printed it out six times on the otherwise ordinary 65 lb. acid-free sketchbook paper that I always make zines with. It looks great and I predict a lot of cool things will stem from this new approach.
The continuous design flowing throughout is simply a free-associative sketch I made with a sharpie across a few pages of a newspaper. I think it was the business section. Or maybe arts and leisure. The cutting and taping was tedious but rewarding. Hope you like it.
I really think I’m onto something with this new zine, so expect similar stuff in the future.