Tag Archives: zines

“Whan that aprill”

Chaucer was right.  The “sweet showers of April” are one sign of Spring, along with National Poetry Month and the first stirrings of Handmade & Bound Nashville.  The Academy of American Poets suggests one way to celebrate: take a poem out to lunch.  Handmade & Bound Nashville celebrates Spring and Poetry Month by announcing the dates for the fourth edition of the Handmade & Bound Nashville festival and marketplace of artists’ books, zines, printmaking and more.

Plan your pilgrimage to:

Handmade & Bound Nashville 2014

October 3 & 4, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37228

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Nervous Nelly

You are already so tuned in that you know you want a copy of Riot Grrl Revival or Loudmouth or Scatterbrain or, maybe The Rations’ For Victory EP. You just don’t know where to find it.

Brian Thompson

Try Nervous Nelly.  Find Nervous Nelly at Handmade & Bound Nashville on October 6. Brian Thompson and Kale Edmiston of Nervous Nelly will share their small treasures and demonstrate the art, craft, and personal expression of the zine.

Join Nervous Nelly and 25 plus other book artists, zinesters, small presses, and bookies of every stripe for Handmade & Bound Nashville, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228, 11am-4pm.

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What are you wearing this season?

Handmade & Bound Nashville goers should be sure and check out our volume 2 t-shirts.  Printed by our compadres at Friendly Arctic Printing and Design, there are a very limited number of these tees in international orange, Library at Watkins blue, and too-cool-for-color white.   Check out the shirts and all the goodies from our vendors, demonstrations, Familiar Relics, the artists book exhibit, Zine-O-Rama, our zine display, your favorite food trucks, and live music featuring Kristy West and Ron Perrault.

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Zine-O-Rama is a glimpse into the world of zines (rhymes with beans).  Zinesters from Antioch, TN, to Italy have contributed their creations to this exhibition which illustrates the wide range of techniques and subjects that typify this very personal form of publishing. The addition of a few librarian selected zines from as far away as Australia and Malaysia, ensures examples showcasing art, photography, vegan cooking, politics, fiction, lots of comics, and more in a variety of shapes, sizes, and bindings.  Zine-O-Rama is on display during regular library hours October 4 through October 31 in the Library at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228.

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Citius, Altius, Fortius, Liber-ius

Faster, higher, stronger, book-ier, while not an improvement on the Olympic motto, might be appropriate for H&BN 2012‘s zine exhibit with international participation from as far afield as Scotland, Germany, and Australia. We will accept zines until October 1, so there is still time to join in.   Handmade & Bound Nashville wants you to send more zines.

Thank you.

Send your zines to: Lisa Williams, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228.

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More zines than you can shake a stick at

Our open display running the gamut of zine-dom is growing nicely.  We recently passed the “good number” and are zooming to the “that’s a lotta” point.  Our goal is “more zines than you can shake a stick at.”  If you’d like your zine to be included send it to: Lisa Williams, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Library, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228Zines will be displayed in the Library at Watkins through October 26, 2012 during regular Library hours.  We’ll pay for the shipping back to you or add your zine to our library collection if you’d like. Be sure to identify your zine with return address and bibliographic data (i.e. who created, where, and when).  Our zine collection holdings will be available for searching in our online catalog in the coming year.

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Send Us Your Zines

As part Papercutterof volume 2 of Handmade & Bound Nashville,  we are very excited to feature zines in a massive way as part of our events. This year we’d like to educate and appreciate zines in all formats and on all subjects from perzines, cookzines, artzines, and musiczines from all regions (particularly Nashville) to minizines, cut and paste zines and comics.  The exhibit will be in the Library of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, home of one of only two zine collections in Tennessee, and run for the month of October. We’d love to display your zine whether stapled or tied, screen printed or simply photocopied. If your interested, send your zine by September 15  to Lisa Williams, library director, Watkins College of Art Design and Film Library, 2298 Rosa Parks Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37228.  After the show, we’ll ship your zine back to you or happily add them to our collection

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