Chella Quint from Sheffield Zine Fest takes over the Sheffield Design Week Container for an afternoon zine making workshop, plus informal chats about activism through zines. There will be some free mini-zines and some examples of different types of local zines to browse. No need to sign up – just come along and drop in! All materials will be provided.
The theme of the workshop sends up the idea of using ‘white space’ in design, and asks contributors to share their thoughts, memories and feelings about Sheffield’s green spaces, infiltrated spaces and empty spaces. Visitors can learn to make their own mini zine to take away, or contribute a page to a group zine which will be available to download and print from the Sheffield Design Week website.
What’s a zine? A zine (pronounced ‘zeen’ like maga-zine) is a little DIY booklet that you make yourself to share your knowledge, feelings or experiences in a way that’s more tangible than blogging and less commercial and more immediate than mainstream publishing.
Feeling inspired but can’t stop by? Visit http://sheffieldzinefest.wordpress.com on 1 July or @chellaquint for tips on how to participate in International Zine Month and the 24 Hour Zine Thing.
Chella Quint is a designer, comic, and old school zine girl from Brooklyn New York. Sheffield Zine Fest is an annual event at the Electric Works each March. If you’d like to get involved for 2015, get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org