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9th Annual OCADU Zine Fair

Two days of zines has come to an end. If you missed this year’s edition of the OCADU Zine Fair (or just need a reminder of some of the zines you encountered), here’s a photo gallery of some of the vendors who were at this year’s event…

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OCADU Zine Fair

The 9th annual OCADU Zine Fair is this Wednesday and Thursday in the lobby of 100 McCaul!

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Stop by to see work by students and local zine makers including work by Sabrina Tu, Wenting Li, Danielle-Leigh Bogle, Christopher Morro and from collectives such as Grounders Magazine and the Okay Collective (pictured below).

 

 

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Zine Library Workshop Series: Embroidery on Paper

Embroidery on Paper Workshop. Marta Chudolinska, 2017The last installment of the Zine Library Workshop Series was the Embroidery on Paper Workshop, held February 28 and March 1. Like bookbinding, embroidery on paper has a long history in the arts and crafts. Embroidery on paper is a technique that involves weaving fine threads through pin pricked holes on card or paper.

Marta Chudolinska, the Learning Zone Librarian stitched her way through the workshop, providing step-by-step instructions including an intro to a library of embroidery stitches that would dazzle any D.I.Y. project.

Students learned 11 handy stitches—running stitch, back stitch, cross stitch, French knot stitch, satin stitch, split stitch, blanket stitch, fly stitch, cable knot stitch, double feather stitch and the whip stitch in order to create outlines, borders, decorations and fillings with their designs.

To get you started, here are two great embroidery titles from Marta’s thumbs up list: Reader’s Digest Complete Book of Embroidery by Melinda Cross and Artfully embroidered: motifs and patterns for bags and more by Naoko Shimoda.

Embroidery on Paper Workshop, 2017

The Zine Library Workshop Series: Hardcover Bookbinding, Linocut Printing and Embroidery on Paper, was a fun hands-on experience—discovering new techniques, tools and materials that can be applied to your next zine or D.I.Y. project.

Embroidery on Paper gallery:

 

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OCAD Zine Library Celebrates Fanzines!

Leading up to the OCADU Zine Fair on March 22 and 23, the OCAD Zine Library is celebrating the origins of zines through Fanzines.

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Fanzines originated in the 1930s as tributes to science fiction writing, often including letters from multiple sci-fi fans commenting on the work they were reading in more established science fiction magazines. Throughout the history of zine making we’ve seen fanzines in tribute to different celebrities, lesser-known artists, fictional characters and anything in culture that zine creators have felt compelled to make a zine about.

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Next Monday (March 20), student and zine maker Francis Tomkins will be running a zine making workshop focussed on fandom, in which they will provide prompts to help attendees approach the subject. The OCADU Zine Collective is accepting submissions for their fandom-themed collaborative zine until the end of March, so this workshop is not only an opportunity to explore fandom through art, but also to create a submission for a zine that will be published on the Risograph later this semester.

Finally, the OCAD Zine Library is currently displaying fanzines from the zine collection as inspiration. Stop by and check out zines on an array of subjects from Kanye West to Idris Elba to Queer Sailor Moon fan-fiction.

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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

Last week, the Learning Zone celebrated Freedom to Read Week with a zine display, highlighting the importance of self-expression and intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Freedom To Read Week zine display poster, February 26 to March 4

Today, many books, magazines and graphic novels will face censorship due to their subject matter relating to gender issues, race, religion, same sex marriage and sexuality, to name a few.

A little known fact from a not so distant past, a box of zines destined to a zine conference called “Spew” was banned by Canada Customs, because the nature of the contents was deemed pornographic. Gene Barnes’ Hippie Dick zine and  Kelly Martin’s zine, Thorn were declared to be offensive for public access.

The zine display featured a few titles like the missing peace: truth and justice in Israel/Palestine written by an Palestine American and Jewish American, Licking Stars Off Ceilings #5: Riot Grrrl is not Dead by Clementine Cannibal, A Queersafe Zine by Mary Potter in collaboration with Leah Newbold and Adriana, Institutionalized: Education, Corporate Media and the Fraudulent Canadian Democracy by Aaron Fitzpatrick and My Comrade: Gay Culture Magazine. That was an snippet of the many diverse zines that can be found in the  OCAD Zine Library collection, as it’s all about self-expression.

We encourage all zinesters to keep on creating, engaging, or expressing your point of view—let’s not take our rights for granted.

Freedom to Read Week Zine Display

 

 

 

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