SFZF 2014 Workshop: "ENVELOPE BOOK AND MORE MINI BOOKS"

We will be making a mini book and an envelope/book from

re-purposed paper. Easy to make.

Monica Lee is the Artist in Residence at Ruth's Table and teaches

workshops using repurposed materials at SCRAP, FabMo, Techshop and other venues in the Bay Area.  She is a professional photographer.

Dorothy Yuki is a Design Consultant and a master educator for Macy's Fashion Incubator, President of Friends of Calligraphy and teaches

arts and Crafts in the Bay Area and Mexico.

This workshop will take place Saturday, August 30th from 11:00 to 12:00pm. 

SF Zine Fest talks with Cult 28

In three sentences, tell us what your work is about.

We are Cult 28 and we are a stream of unconsciousness with random lines. We are working on sucking less and try to build a body of artwork for galleries.

How did you first find out about zines? What inspired you to make your own zines?

Found out about zines through fellow artists and local bookstores. I was inspired by other zines, and also working a 9-5 job, it's fun to have a side project that is completely your own ideas and are unhindered. 

What do you do when you’re not creating?

When we are not creating we are looking at other artists work, and watching films, and just enjoying life.

What is an unexpected benefit that you’ve experienced from reading/ making zines?

We have discovered a deeper passion for our work. The more art we create, the more creative we get.

How would you advise first timers on making their first zines?

Draw a lot. And there are NO bad ideas.

What are you working on for this year’s SF Zine Fest?

This years zine fest we are working on comics, random sketches, and coloring books.

For more from Cult 28, check out:

http://www.kristinawayte.com/

http://xjosemx.blogspot.com/

http://www.arcade28.com/

SF Zine Fest talks with Nick Garcia of Nighted

In three sentences, tell us what your work is about.

My name is Nick Garcia, and I started Nighted in early 2012. We are a film photography collective, and an independent publisher based in the East Bay Area. Nighted specializes in high quality, limited edition zines and books that focus on a gritty and honest aesthetic.

How did you first find out about zines? What inspired you to make your own zines?

I found out about zines through graffiti originally, particularly self-published ones. I always liked it when the creator shared personal stories and photos that weren't available anywhere else. So I decided that I wanted to make my own personal zine about my experiences and mistakes, just as a new creative project to work on.

What do you do when you’re not creating?

I have two young kids that I'm constantly hanging out with and taking care of, then I work full time in a cubicle doing non-profit work. The rest of the time I'm hustling Nighted via social media and sleeping occasionally.

What is an unexpected benefit that you’ve experienced from reading/ making zines?

The zine trading community is rad. I've met so many cool people, and that was actually my idea behind starting Nighted, to showcase them and their photos.

How would you advise first timers on making their first zines?

Do your research, figure out what you like, ask questions, but do it yourself.

What are you working on for this year’s SF Zine Fest?

We have a bunch of new perfect bound books that we're really proud of, and we are also bringing back a handful of leftover back issues that are out of print!

For more from Nighted, check out:

NightedLife.com

Nighted.Storenvy.com

Instagram/ Twitter: @NightedLife