This issue of 8-Track Mind comes after a ten year (!) hiatus and is by far one of the best zines I’ve read in a long time. No longer purely an 8-track fanzine, it is now a look at the future of paper media and analog technologies in the digital present.
Editor Russ Forster asks 14 people who have been creating for long enough to be considered legends (from filmmakers to authors, magazine publishers to members of punk bands) the simple question “zines vs...[ continued ]
8-Track Mind is back again and this time it has come to celebrate the analog resurgence. Wildly different pieces spanning a whole range of voices and opinions, with extra commentary from some legends of underground media and music. 8-Track Mind never fails to disappoint and has the ability to make you think about something as seemingly simple as music formats as something expansive, something that carries over into other aspects of life...[ continued ]
Issue five deals with the current state of the United States as seen from car windows mixes with historical oddities of Americana. Place and home (and the hula hoop in American history) considered through small vignettes.
20 pages, half-letter size, photographs throughout.
Under the banner of "beginnings and turning points," this issue of Basic Paper Airplane covers a wide expanse. Personal essays and vignettes that span from childhood swarms of bees to drinking cough syrup, kitchen dance parties to hopping trains, breaking out windows in the woods to taking over the streets in elementary school.
Along the way there are also essays on Gertrude Stein, huayno music of Peru, Eadweard Muybridge, and the Wright Brothers...[ continued ]
A series of thoughts about what it looks like to follow your dreams and have it look different than the people around you.
Within: child artist, sports star, book obsession, the post office, falling in love at a D.A.R.E. graduation, a small tribute to children's book author James Stevenson, and much more. 32 pages, quarter-size.
Two decade-long running zines come together for a collaborative issue about the ways we collaborate. From tearing paper with a grandmother to standing on chairs, yelling out words to the sky.
28 pages, half-legal size, color covers, b&w insides.
A historical and personal exploration of how the typewriter changed the world, in a variety of (often contradictory) ways. Typewriter stories, early writing machines, gender and the typewriter, the commodification of nostalgia, typewriter quotes, old typewriter photos, so much more.
24 pages, cut half-letter size.
New issues of Cheer the Eff Up have come to be major events in zine circles. Describing what makes the zine so special and accessible is not easy—it's something you just need to experience to understand. In issue six, Jonas embraces the darkness of the past. Loss and mental health factor prominently into these stories. The ways Jonas makes you question the darkness and decide what attitude you'll take about the futility and/or beauty of life on earth is what makes this issue resonate for so long...[ continued ]