I am sooooo keen on the latest Visual Expression project to make a zine – my fave project so far!
For those of you who don’t know what a zine is, it’s a handmade, mini magazine which has a small print run of usually 500 or less. They are usually quirky, controversial and very experimental so the complete opposite to the Magazine project (for which I received some quite good feedback in a critique on Friday afternoon – grade to be continued!) I had for the Graphic Design module before christmas!
I first became aware of zines back in 2010 when Llymlrs, a Graphic Design student whose fashion blog I follow, made one… never thought I would have the time to make one so having it set as a project is just perfect!
I don’t do enough quirky design; I find my design style to be very clean and neat but I actually really do like messy, weird design! I’m hoping that my choice of the smoking culture community (the subject of the zine is a community which we had to choose and research over the christmas holidays) will allow for a lot of weird, dirty and wonderful experimentation!
I have sooooo many ideas already – ahhhh sooooo excited about this project it’s unreal! Oh and another great thing about this project is that we have to blog our progress! Zine + Blog + Tasha = LOVE
This post is actually REALLY late in the project – the deadline is actually this Thurs (24th)! Oops! Been having too much fun!
Here are some photos of my typographic illustrations which are forming the basis of my zine…
All laid out on the kitchen table – 9 A3 pages = 36 A5 illustrations!
Watch this space for more… and the chance to buy one maybe?