This month Teen Programs is hosting a zine workshop taught by graphic designer Alex DeArmond. We started off the class by meeting librarian Rosemary Furtak in Walker Library and checked out zines and artist books by Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Sara Varon and many others.
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After the library, we played around with the equipment that we will be using. Keeping true to the nature of the zine, Alex has decided to take a very low tech approach to production – relying on a handful of typewriters, xerox machines, font books, and letraset sheets. Knowing that most of the students are coming from the world of computer aided graphic design, Alex decided to set some guidelines for the workshop. Below is his “Made-By-Hand No Google Manifesto.”
Today we’ll be diving in to the “making” portion of the class by creating a zine in the span of 2 hours. Follow our progress on the class blog and check out what we come up with on Thursday, April 29th at 6 pm in the Art Lab.