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by Robert Klanten,Adeline Mollard,Matthias Hubner

  • Author: Robert Klanten,Adeline Mollard,Matthias Hubner
  • ISBN: 3899553365
  • ISBN13: 978-3899553369
  • ePub: 1818 kb | FB2: 1209 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Graphic Design
  • Publisher: Gestalten (April 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 239
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 103
  • Format: mobi lrf lrf mbr
Behind the Zines: Self-Publishing Culture ePub download

Behind the Zines book.

Behind the Zines book.

A book about magazines has always been a kind of celebration, turning the issues of the expiring magazines into history in the pages of a (non-expiring) book. But even more important than the many visuals here are the inspiring interviews that have been collected

A book about magazines has always been a kind of celebration, turning the issues of the expiring magazines into history in the pages of a (non-expiring) book. But even more important than the many visuals here are the inspiring interviews that have been collected. This is not a catalogue of countless ased publications, but a cutting-edge selection of small western publishers and their products.

Behind the Zines Self-Publishing Culture Author: Robert Klanten, Adeline Mollard, Matthias Huebner

Behind the Zines Self-Publishing Culture Author: Robert Klanten, Adeline Mollard, Matthias Huebner. Gestalten books about contemporary creative culture document vital movements in design, lifestyle, photography and everything that relates to visual culture. this reminds me to renew my library books.

When new book Behind the Zines: Self Publishing Culture arrived in the Design Week mail box in all its curling .

When new book Behind the Zines: Self Publishing Culture arrived in the Design Week mail box in all its curling, canvas glory; we got rather excited. This is it!’, screamed the inner 17-year-old, ‘this is your time to shine!’ Now, after all this time, you can be Kathleen Hanna, we thought, with this easy to read guidebook to riot grrrl cred. Another Bikini Kill, carefully tailored for angry, 21st century grrrrlz is just what the world needs. It was out on 30 April, published by Die Gestalten Verlag, priced £3. 0. May 2011 Online Projects.

Self-Publishing Culture by Adeline Mollard. Behind the Zines: Self Publishing Culture

Self-Publishing Culture by Adeline Mollard. Behind the Zines: Self Publishing Culture. This item from the University of Idaho Library collection is on display for our Zine Workshop. Great self publish bookbinding resource. Discover ideas about Book Projects.

Robert Klanten, A. Mollard, M. Hübner. Social networks are dominating today s headlines, but they are not the only platforms that are radically changing the way we communicate.

Publisher's Description. With a cutting-edge selection of international examples, Behind the Zines introduces the broad ranges of zines that exists today. Social networks are dominating today's headlines, but they are not the only platforms that are radically changing the way we communicate.

Social networks are dominating today s headlines, but they are not the only platforms that are radically changing the way we communicate. Creatives such as designers, photographers, artists, researchers, and poets are disseminating information about themselves and their favorite subjects not via predefined media such as Twitter or blogs, but through printed or other self-published projects so-called zines. Those who publish zines are mostly interested in sole authorship, namely that all components including text, images, layout, typography, production, and distribution are firmly in the hands of one person or a small group. At their best, the results convey a compelling and consistent atmosphere and push against the established creative grain in just the right way. They provoke with surprising and non-linear food for thought. In short, zines are advancing the evolution of today s media. With a cutting-edge selection of international examples, Behind the Zines introduces the broad range of zines that exists today. These include zines that function as a new kind of project-oriented portfolio to showcase a self-profile or document an exhibit. While some act as (pseudo) scientific treatises to call the reader s attention to a specific topic, others serve as playrooms for creatives to run riot and express themselves and communicate with each other in a space that is free from editorial restrictions. The book examines the key factors that distinguish various zines. It introduces projects in which the printing process significantly influences aesthetics or in which limited distribution to a small, clearly defined target audience becomes part of the overall concept. Behind the Zines not only documents outstanding work, but also shows how the self-image of those who make zines impacts the scene as a whole. Through interviews with people involved in zine production and distribution, the book sheds light on various strategies for this evolving media form.
Olma
great design book!
anneli
good from the graphic project to the content.
Perongafa
Very useful resource for today's zine culture- in terms of design/layout/style across continents. Recommend! Here's a more thorough write up of the book:

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Qusserel
With no outer spine covering, the book's signatures and the twine binding them together (for a solid binding) exposed at the spine and the linen front and back covers exemplify the improvisational nature of many self-published publications. The
more than 100 self-published works showcased are published regularly or periodically. The mostly illustrated interior with captions for the visual matter on nearly every page and occasional backgrounds on an editor or designer or short statements expand on this improvisational and in most cases energetic, adventurous, and artful style of the "zines" as such are called, short for "magazine". The large majority are European with a number from the United States.

Although there are cultural and political implications in the zines done outside of the corporate media selection, production, and promotion, the focus of the many and varied zines in this visual anthology is contemporary, mostly postmodern art involving photography, graphics, typography, and figures and faces.
Erik Van Der Weijde, publisher of "4878ZINE", is quoted, "To me, working with photography implies that I don't make things up. I just take what is already there, scoop it out of its context, and then present it after some selection and editing." Urs Lehni, publisher of Rollo Press, remarks, "Rollo Press is all about restrictions. The device itself is limited to a certain format, color, aesthetic, etc. I try to sound out the possibilities with these given limitations."

There are no basically literary, political, minority, feminist, or gender zines, kinds Americans are most familiar with. Although there are few of these found in America these days. Nonetheless, in the U.S., part of the image of zines involves their appearance in the cultural and political turmoil of the 1960s. This historical connection has been pushed into the background however as in the U.S. as in Europe, self-publications have changed with the growth of visual culture and concomitant aestheticized mentality and interests.

Even so, the periodicals are instructive for publishers of zines in any field--for design is a priority for such publications. Standing out visually denotes standing out in content and often perspective. Early American zines were important in breaking ground for today's graphic novels, avant-garde and popular art, and visual style of many leading mass-market magazines. As publications featured here in this generation of zines will no doubt be looked back on at some time as precursors of elements of that day's media. The index gives each periodical's website for further study by interested readers.
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