Zines are DIY publications that have served as modes of expression as well as communication for underrepresented subcultures and social movements, including punk. They are analog and use a collage aesthetic to combine image and text in visually engaging ways. In this virtual workshop, learn about DIY publications with Archivist Graham Stinnett and Metadata Librarian Rhonda Kauffman to get started making your own zines. Held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Days and Nights of Print and Punk at UConn Archives’ Schimmelpfeng Gallery and Wild Youth: Punk and New Wave from the 1970s and 1980s at the William Benton Museum of Art.
Suggested materials list:
1 sheet of letter sized paper
Magazines, newspapers, stickers to collage with, preferably images with high contrast.
Glue stick or tape
Sharpie fine and ultra fine permanent markers
1-inch and ¾ inch alphabet stickers in various colors
Patterned Washi tape
Level Up materials list:
Plastic bone folder
Alphabet stamps w/ink pad
Long arm stapler