The zines (pronounced zeens, like beans) in this exhibition were acquired through various means. Most were donations specifically for this exhibit and came to us as the result of a call for zines we placed on the Handmade & Bound website and various zine related websites. This resulted in zines from as close as Antioch, TN to as far away as Italy. Some were purchased and again arrived from as far away as Australia and Malaysia. Some have been in the library’s collection and all the zines sent to us for this exhibition will be added to it; while some were donated to us for the exhibition from private collections. While many of the binding types are similar, you will find some that use a variety of binding materials like safety pins or thread. Likewise, you will find zines that are very small and some that are large and look like newspapers. There are many art zines in this exhibition showcasing photography and drawings. There are also vegan cookzines, political zines, literary zines and mental illness zines and lots of comics.
Zine-O-Rama runs October 4 through October 31 in the Library at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228 during regular Library hours.
We Want Your Zines!
As part of Handmade & Bound Nashville Volume 2, we’re assembling a large collection of zines to display throughout the run of the gallery show, Familiar Relics. We’d like to gather as many as we can on any subject and of any style to showcase the broad array of zines whether in format or content.
If you’d like to be included send your zine to Lisa Williams, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Library, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228. We’ll pay for the shipping back to you or put your zine in our library collection if you’d like. Our zine collection holdings will be available in our online catalog in the coming year.
A zine is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines range from small photocopied booklets, to handwritten or handmade booklets, to magazine-like publications.
Make your own…
Zines make the underground publishing world go round. It’s about form, content and the distribution of ideas in a non-corporate medium.
CALL FOR ZINES
We want your zine. Come table at our Festival or send us a sample of your zine to be included in the zine fair at Handmade & Bound Nashville, Vol. 2.