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    DescriptionSocial networks are dominating today s headlines, but they are not the only platforms that are radically changing the way we communicate. Creatives such as designers, photographers, artists, researchers, and poets are disseminating information about themselves and their favorite subjects not via predefined media such as Twitter or blogs, but through printed or other self-published projects so-called zines. Those who publish zines are mostly interested in sole authorship, namely that all components including text, images, layout, typography, production, and distribution are firmly in the hands of one person or a small group. At their best, the results convey a compelling and consistent atmosphere and push against the established creative grain in just the right way. They provoke with surprising and non-linear food for thought. In short, zines are advancing the evolution of today s media. With a cutting-edge selection of international examples, Behind the Zines introduces the broad range of zines that exists today. These include zines that function as a new kind of project-oriented portfolio to showcase a self-profile or document an exhibit. While some act as (pseudo) scientific treatises to call the reader s attention to a specific topic, others serve as playrooms for creatives to run riot and express themselves and communicate with each other in a space that is free from editorial restrictions. The book examines the key factors that distinguish various zines. It introduces projects in which the printing process significantly influences aesthetics or in which limited distribution to a small, clearly defined target audience becomes part of the overall concept. Behind the Zines not only documents outstanding work, but also shows how the self-image of those who make zines impacts the scene as a whole. Through interviews with people involved in zine production and distribution, the book sheds light on various strategies for this evolving media form.


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    Title
    Behind the Zines
    Subtitle
    Self-publishing Culture
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robert Klanten, Edited by A. Mollard, Edited by M. Hübner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,334 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783899553369
    ISBN 10: 3899553365
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC V2.8: ART030000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    LC classification: NC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    DC22: 760, 741.6
    Libri: DESI3020, GRAF6600
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Imprint name
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Publication date
    31 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin