Assembling Zines

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Started by Heath Row. Last reply by Heath Row Mar 19, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) 14 hours ago

some from the past...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) 14 hours ago

WIPE #123 has arrived in Greece from Australia. It is a fab project of David Dellafiora, and fascinating to see all the types of toilet tissues from around the world.

Easy is to rubber  or eraser hand stamp 40 pieces of tissue :-)

Comment by William M 19 hours ago

Selections from a new issue of KART that arrived in my mailbox the other day.

Comment by Terry Owenby on January 8, 2020 at 8:01pm

WoW, Jennifer, thank you so very much for all the helpful information about bindings! Coptic binding is the one I was trying to remember a few days ago and couldn't. I need to learn that technique for sure. :-) I really appreciate the information and the link. I'm off to check it out right now. Thanks!!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 8, 2020 at 12:39pm

Not a zine, not mail art, but a technique for attaching lots of big sheets of work together in a wonderful way! Though it does lose material into the binding margin.

Click on the right of the screen to see all the images - and there's a slide-over information section on the right that you have to click to see.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 7, 2020 at 9:39pm

Terry - The sort of binding Michael'#s showing here is often referred to as Japanese binding, and you'll find instructions online for this basic form and lots of fancy variations. It's really easy - I was taught it as a child.

For something which opens out flat, not losing a margin at the spine, look at Coptic binding. More complicated, but literally been around a long, long time, so very tried and trusted.

If you're the sort who likes printed instructions for this sort of thing to work from, I'd recommend any of Alisa Golden's books - they're probably the best for the quality of instructions for making more forms of book than you might ever want to know about. I started with one of her books, have used others, and gone back to hers.

Comment by Terry Owenby on January 6, 2020 at 8:43pm

Thank you for the example! It looks fairly simple and something this beginner could tackle. :-)  

Comment by Michael Leigh on January 6, 2020 at 8:37pm

Terry - I can't find an expample of the stitched 'zine spines at the moment but it wasa bit like this -

Comment by Terry Owenby on January 6, 2020 at 8:19pm

Thank you, Michael, for describing your binding techniques and various ways of keeping zines together. I appreciate it! I like the idea of sewing a cloth bag. That could be interesting. Being able to bind and not cover writing or art falling in the left margin is a problem for many of the items I want to bind. For example, postcards, 4x4 art cards, etc. When you bound with stitches, which binding did you use? I can't think of the name now...but I know there is a binding style that might be good for these kinds of art. Thanks again!  

Comment by Michael Leigh on January 6, 2020 at 7:22am

The next assembling 'zine I did with folded pages (A5) Card cover. 1990's


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