Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Swap-Bot Zine

Here is the full page layout of the Zine I made for a swap on www.swap-bot.com. It is very much nature inspired with mostly flora and fauna in the pictures. It is just as significant to me though that it is made from about 95% recycled materials with nearly everything acquired from thrift store purchases. I found several old Highlights magazines from the 1970's, at first pass through them I didn't think much was there for creating but once I started pulling things apart I realized I love the colors & texture of the paper and the illustrations are pretty cool on their own.

Details of each page here.


Coleen said...

What a terrific idea Anna. I have some of these same mags and have been wondering what to do with them since I can't stand to throw them out. You did a real nice zine. I'm gonna try one of those sometime.
S-B, Check out my blog swap
PS, I"m following, would love if you followed on mine.

Lil' Miss Polkadot said...

Never knew what a zine was when i saw it on swapbot, now i know ! look bueatiful !

Lil' Miss Polkadot said...

ps... im subscribed through atom... would love if you follow me too ;-)

chocololic said...

nice collages! I used to read Highlights magazine as a kid :). I love the fish and the patterns behind as he swims!

chocololic said...

p.s. following your blog, and sent you a friend request on flickr!

NikonGoddess said...

I've always wanted to make a zine, but am intimidated...odd for a paper crafter and graphic designer...but I think once I start I'll go head first.

I love this one. You did an awesome job.

maggie. said...

I saw this photo on flickr some time last year and saved it in a heartbeat. I love it so much! Glad to see it once again and find out that it was made by you! What a pleasant surprise (:

I remember the first time I made a zine and it wasn't anything near it. I really need to find interesting papers. Guess it's time for me to take out those magazines and visit the thrift shop for those great finds. Plus, it's brilliant that your materials are recycled. Hope one day, I'll be able to make a zine as nice as yours!

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