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JUNE: Mini-Zine + More - Postal edition #2

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JUNE: Mini-Zine + More - Postal edition #2
Group:Zines, mail art & other cool stuff
Swap Coordinator:TangleCrafts (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Zines  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 26, 2013
Date items must be sent by:June 17, 2013
Number of swap partners:2

pic above shows a mini-zine from a mail art project I hosted in 2009, plus a set of upcycled postage stamp badges

Mini-Zine + More - Postal edition

Send each of your partners:

  • a mini-zine, with a postal theme
  • an extra element/item that relates to the subject of your zine

The subject of your mini-zine can be anything, so long as it is postal related - eg airmail labels from around the world, collecting postage stamps, boring postcards, crafting with postal ephemera, creating faux postage, mail art you have sent/received, your life measured in penpals, tips on letter-writing, etc etc.

The zine can be newly created for this swap or it can be one you have swapped before but it must be made by you.

The zine should be a minimum of 8 pages folded down from A4/letter-size paper, as per standard mini-zine (click here for templates & folding guide). However, you are welcome to use a different binding, add more/larger pages, as you prefer, so long as the minimum is met. Maximum page size is approx. 4" x 6" (A6/quarter-size).

Zines may be handwritten/hand-drawn, typed, word processed, photoshopped, cut-and-pasted – whatever style suits you. For those new to zines, it is usual to create one master-copy then photocopy or print multiples of the original.

What more?
The additional item should be relevant to an aspect of your mini-zine's content, eg

  • a useful item for crafting a project mentioned in the zine (eg a selection of used postage stamps for upcycling, or some blank cardstock stamped with postcard backing to be decorated, or an eraser to make a hand-carved stamp etc)


  • an example of an item featured in the zine (eg a vintage postcard from your collection, or an envelope decorated for your partner's use, or a postal-themed rubber stamp etc)

*There is no $ value specified for extra item, but it should be something that your partner can use practically or appreciate aesthetically and/or for its relevance to your zine - **no junk or throwaway rubbish allowed! .*

As always:
Late swaps & low ratings will all be checked before assigning partners, so please contact me if you think there might be a problem.


soyprincesa2 04/ 7/2013 #

Sounds fun! I wish we had more partners!

TangleCrafts 04/ 7/2013 #

I'm keeping it at 2 partners because if the '& more' part of the swap is a hand-crafted item for some people, additional partners will make the swap more time-consuming. But of course, you can always contact others who have signed up (after partners have been assigned) to see if they would be interested in a private swap. :)

mpatry 05/ 6/2013 #

At first I thought, postal theme? What could you possibly do for that?! Then I got it! And it's perfect! (to me anyways) So I'm signed up, and I'm plotting and planning my pages and can't wait to make my first Zine! Thanks for letting me play! <3

secretterrabite 05/ 9/2013 #

I'm really stuck for an idea but as I'm post-obsessed I'm signing up with belief that something will come to me...

strawberrymilkmade 05/30/2013 #

Super fun!!!

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