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10 April @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT


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Looking for someting fun to try in real life?

Even better.

Let’s do this. Let’s make ZINES.

What is a ZINE?

A zine (/ˈziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is most commonly a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Usually zines are the product of a single person, or a very small group. Zines first emerged in the United States, where the photocopier was invented, and have always been more numerous there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine

Let’s get ofline. Let’s get writing, drawing, cutting and pasting. And… oh, yeah. Talking.

This is our second time offering ZINES!

It was first held in 2014 in Chiang Mai, a collaboration in design and hosting with the smart, fun and super creative people at Ramby’s – Cultural Creativity Center Chiang Mai. Too fun.

Ages 7+
$8 per person


10 April
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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*Secret location*


Design Kompany

What’s an ‘atelier?’

Design Kompany is hosting popup zinemaking ateliers. Before fancy academic schools for art and design came along, there were ateliers. An atelier is ‘a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer.’ These are places where you can meet new and different *others* to connection remarkable ways.

ATELIERS, APPRENTICESHIPS & ARTMAKING. Encouraging hands-on learning by doing, the hosts attended to the inner strengths of each participant. Apprentices came. Artworks were made and sold. We imagine artmaking was less commodity-focused (watch the film Posthumous, for a great comment on this) and more about the experience. And for those seeking training, it wasn’t about, one might guess, the expensive tuition fees that come with ho-hum professors (jaded people who’ve forgotten the meaning of their occupation—here I recommend Art School Confidential). Perhaps it was about the magic, if I let myself be uncool and optimistic, of Art. What it can do. How it connects us, across time, and distance. Let’s *make* something. Let’s play?

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