Zinefest posters: Illustrating zine culture

Αναρτήθηκε από . 9 Jun, 2014 στις 22:37

    While organizing this year’s athens zinefest (azf), we had the idea of exhibiting zine fests’ posters from all arourn the world. In my opinion, zine fest posters portray the esence of the whole zine culture, while disclose elements of every local zine scene. So, in order to show to people over here the vividness of zine scenes worldwide, we got in contact with lots of zinesters/artists who have done zinefest posters, asking for participation. No need to say that the responses we received were full of enthusiasm!

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    Images and drawings of zine fests’ posters offer the best visual representation of zine culture. These posters illustrate the way and the materials needed for a zine to be made, the excitement one feels reading these publications, as well as the direct communication that’s taking place between publishers and readers during a zinefest.

     The posters are usually made by people who are actively involved in the zine scene. In Chicago f.e. all the artwork for CZF comes from local  artists / selfpublishers, while each year in Portland, Zine Symposium organizers set a theme and  put out an open call for art submissions.

     Either full of color or simply xeroxed, either made with pencils or scissors ‘n’ glue, zinefest posters emerge a diy spirit of creativity and reflect all thoughts and emotions that a photocopied publication carries.

    I’d really like to thank all artists for sending their works, as well as zine fest organizers who support this project. Specifically, Marnie, Laura, John and CZF, Apolo, Bunny, Ben, Josh, Douglas (Ugra Press), Jessica, Nina, Leonardo (Leeme), Thomas and Sticky InstituteLouis & Ward, Gemma, Christina and the organizers of Feria Anarquista del Libro y el Fanzine de Medellin.

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    Below, you can see all displayed posters. For more azf2014 photos and review in greek, here. Cheers!

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    2nd_Feria_Medellin-poster-web


    Unknown artist
    [2º Feria Anarquista del Libro y el Fanzine de Medellin]

    10th-PZS-2010-poster-web


    Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
    [10th Annual Portland Zine Symposium]

    14th-PZS-2014-poster--web


    Katy Ellis O’Brien
    [14th Annual Portland Zine Symposium]

    BZF-2011-poster-web


    Bunny Bissoux
    [Birmingham Zine Festival 2011]

    BZF_flyer_front


    Ben Javens
    [Birmingham Zine Festival 2012]

    BZF-2014-poster-web


    Josh Schafer
    [Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014]

    CZF-2013-poster-web


    Laura Berger
    [Chicago Zine Fest 2013]

    CZF-2014-poster-web


    Marnie Galloway
    [Chicago Zine Fest 2014]

    Faça-Você-MesmoZF-poster-web


    Jessica Nakaema
    [2ο Faça você mesmx Zine Fest]

    FTP-2012-poster-web


    Christina P.
    [The Festival Of The Photocopier 2012]

    FTP-2014-poster-web

    Gemma Flack
    [The Festival Of The Photocopier 2014]

    Grafixx_ZF-2013-poster-web


    Louis Reith & Ward Zwart
    [Grafixx 2013]

    LAZF-2012-poster-web


    Simon Sotelo
    [L.A. Zine Fest 2012]

    Leeme-Festival-2013-poster-web


    malaimagen
    [Leeme]

    MidwestZF-2013-poster-web


    Kamila Glowacki
    [Mid-West Zine Fest 2013]

    Paper_City-ZF-2013-poster-web


    Thomas Blatchford
    [Paper City 2013]

    Philly_FemZF-2012-poster-web


    Dre Grigoropol
    [Philly Feminist Zine Fest 2012]

    Riverside_diy_print_fest-2014-poster-web


    Rebecca Anne Gonzales Inducil
    [Riverside DIY Print Fest 2014]

    Sans titre - 1


    Unknown artist
    [Riviera Zine Symposium 2012]

    UgraZF-2012-poster-web


    Unknown artist
    [1ο Ugra Zine Fest]

    ZFGent-2011-poster-web


    Nina Nijsten
    [Zine Fest Gent 2011]

    Zin_AmigosZF-2012-poster-web


    Apolo Cacho
    [Festival Zin Amigos]

    Finally, this is azf’s 2014 poster made by Sofanky!

    azf2014-web-poster_02

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