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Guide to Zine Making

Everything you need to know to get started on your own zine project.

Thank you for perusing the books and websites below. You can access a book directly if it is available in the Pollak Library. Otherwise, you will see a link to a book vendor.  You are welcome to use Illiad to request a book that is not in the Library.

Making Zines

Reading Zines

Folding | Binding

Calligraphy | Typography 

Thinking with Type (Ellen Lupton)

Letterform Archive

Fonts In Use 


Muzli Collections, Design Inspiration

The Elements of Typographic Style, 4th Ed., by Robert Bringhurst, 2012

Drawing | Collage 

Cutting | Stitching | Mark-Making

How Else To Make Your Zines Unique 

  • The organic artist, by Nick Nedo , 2015 Amazon

  •  Make ink, by Jason Logan , 2018 Amazon

  • Botanical Inks, Babs Behan (Author), Kim Lightbody (Photographer)  Amazon

  • Slow Stitch, Claire Wellesley - Smith , 2015 Amazon

  • The Papermaker's Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper , by Helen Hiebert , 2000

  • Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper Making, by Nancy Broadbent Casserley , 2013 Amazon