First things first, it's pronounced zeen. Zines, short for magazines, are independent, usually photocopied small press books. They resemble pamphlets and are not usually made in large batches. They can contain a wide variety of content and subjects such as poetry, political issues, social activism, LGBTQIA, Chicano culture, and more. Zines are usually independently distributed by hand or through various zine distributors around the country and world. Oftentimes zines are traded or sold at zine fests or through an online presence. Zines are not made for profit, they are made as a form of self expression. Zines typically present ideas/ art that you will not find in the mainstream media. Zines may also serve as primary source material for research on local communities, social issues, and art. The zines in this collection focus on our local community at ASU and Arizona.
* This library guide was made with the help of Yolanda Contreras, a student intern and zine author (2016)
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We offer the following services: 3D printing, film and audio studio, 3D scanning, vinyl cutting, book scanning, digital artistry, electronics, and sewing. For more details and reservations (ASU affiliates only), see https://lib.asu.edu/mkr.