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Pocket Zine eSwap - Make a Zine from one Magazine

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Pocket Zine eSwap - Make a Zine from one Magazine
Swap Coordinator:9O96O (contact)
Swap categories: Email  Handmade  Zines 
Number of people in swap:7
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:April 9, 2020
Date items must be sent by:April 16, 2020
Number of swap partners:7

The quarantine is currently on, so I'm making this an email swap. You will need a scanner to digitize your finished zine. This is a collage-style zine.

See this Youtube 'Make a Zine from a Magazine!' video for inspiration. [Credit to cindygroet for mentioning it in a forum post.]

Don't include beads and tags (unless you send a separate file for those that the recipient can print then add to your zine).

The challenge is to use only one magazine to make your zine. Use one page of the magazine for the base of your one-sheet zine. Then add cutouts from the rest of the magazine to create your zine.

When it's finished, unfold it. Lay it face down on your scanner bed, scan and save the file. Send the file to your partners.

You may need to adjust your scanner's DPI (dots per inch) settings to 600dpi to get a sharp image.

The number of swap partners will be equal to the number who sign up, that way everyone gets to see all of the zines. I can provide an email list if the participants exceed 4. For a quick copy-n-paste the bcc (blind carbon copy) email field.

I check that all zines have been rated. I expect everyone to email their zine by the 'last day to send your items' date. When all is sent and rated I will add a 'finished' stamp and a photo of the zines to the discussion section.


cindygroet 04/ 3/2020 #

Really a nice swap idea. But I only have dutch magazines. Would that be a problem, to use dutch text? I may have some english words from other magazines, have to dig.

9O96O 04/ 4/2020 #

Non-English magazines would be most interesting. We can use Google Translate translate.google.com to interpret the text. You may also help by providing an interpretation of the main text in your email when you send it. I hope you join. I look forward to seeing a Dutch magazine zine.

9O96O 04/14/2020 #

Loved this project. Thank you everyone for creating and contributing your zines. Here's a group photo of the results


9O96O 04/16/2020 #

Swap is complete All sent. All rated. Thanks everyone for a successful swap.

Swap Completed

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