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Events Mon May 26 2014

Zine-Making: Easier Than Ever with 3rd Language's Help

When I was a young punk, rubber cement and a stolen Kinko's copy key counted as top-of-the-line tools of the zinester's trade. These days, there are more elegant options. Chicago queer artist/writer collective 3rd Language produces exceptionally lovely collaborative zines, which, happily for anyone lacking the patience to get their hands on a paper copy, they also reproduce online.

s0031831_sc7.jpgAs much as zine-making springs from a cut-and-paste culture, the collective is clearly excited by using the possibilities of modern DIY publishing technology to expand on, rather than supplant, than zine format. In true collaborative spirit, they're holding an Insta-zine-ing workshop this Wednesday, May 28, at the Chicago Publisher's Resource Center (858 N. Ashland) to share their techniques and ideas. Molly Berkson and Hiba Ali will demonstrate tech tricks to make collaging, layouts, and assembly easier, and the workshop will culminate in the insta-publication of a group zine to take home. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm, and a $5 donation is requested.

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