In the world of creativity, expression, and independent publishing, July takes on a special significance as it is celebrated globally as International Zine Month. This vibrant and inclusive event honors the art of zine-making and provides a platform for individuals to share their unique perspectives and stories. To mark this occasion, we are excited to offer you a free downloadable poster that captures the essence of zine culture. Read on to discover more about International Zine Month and how you can join in the celebration!

What is International Zine Month? International Zine Month, observed throughout July, is an annual event that celebrates zines, small self-published works of art, literature, and creativity. Zines, short for "fanzines" or "magazines," are typically handmade, low-cost publications with a DIY spirit. They cover a vast array of topics, including personal narratives, social justice issues, poetry, comics, photography, and much more.

Zines have historically served as a powerful medium for marginalized voices to be heard, offering an alternative to mainstream media and publishing. International Zine Month not only recognizes the significance of these grassroots publications but also encourages individuals to engage in zine-making, sharing, and supporting the zine community.

You can find a free poster in our catalog here or download your own with this link.

Ways to Celebrate International Zine Month:

  1. Create your own zine: Unleash your creativity and create your very own zine. Express your thoughts, feelings, and stories in a format that reflects your unique style. Explore different themes, experiment with various art forms, and don't forget to share your zine with others.

  2. Attend zine fairs and workshops: Seek out local zine fairs, exhibitions, and workshops in your area. These events provide opportunities to connect with fellow zine enthusiasts, discover new zines, and gain insights into the creative process.

  3. Support zine creators: Purchase zines from independent creators to support their work. Many zine makers sell their publications online or at local independent bookstores. By purchasing zines, you contribute to the thriving zine culture and help sustain the artists behind them.

  4. Organize a zine swap: Get together with friends, colleagues, or community members to organize a zine swap. This event allows participants to exchange zines, fostering a sense of community and inspiring new collaborations.

 International Zine Month celebrates the incredible world of zine-making, offering a chance to explore diverse voices, alternative perspectives, and the limitless possibilities of self-expression.