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Writing as Activism

FIT Class Taught by Melissa Tombro, Librarian Jenna Freedman

Zine Construction

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

Check out the Design Center for sewing, print making, and page marbling.

There are a long-armed stapler and a paper cutter in the zine library.

Plan/Wireframe with Your Group

photo of a cat lying on piles of zine pages

Get in your groups & begin to brainstorm!

Will you work in a large group or in pairs on sections?

Or will each person have n pages to work on?

How will you coordinate?

What conscious design decisions do you want to make?

Do you want the whole thing to be super cohesive, or will each person/group do their thing?