Architectural zine

Finally I get this publish, still on this weekend. Sorry if you guys were waiting for it but here it goes. I’ll first explain the general idea of zine and how I want to make it. Then going on to how I will try to give it exposure and to sell. The ending will be the general idea of the whole thing.

I hate writing something formal but for the sake of making it understandable, it will be written in a well-mannered form but still with my style of writing.

p.s. if you want to read about the idea of the zine and skip the part where I explain about the zine, (which I guess many of you will have your own idea about it) scroll towards the final 3 paragraph of the whole post.

What is a zine?

The general understanding of zine is actually, as a mini form of the magazine. Close but zine is actually the collection of the public idea and the best thing about it is, cheap and easy to be made. The range of type of zine is up to one own desire as long the final shape of the zine is small and easy to be kept.

How to make it?

Well as a collection of idea, mainly it will be designed and publish by our own hands making it a very interesting project. The collection of idea will be wide but still not running away from the theme of the zine itself. Media such as pictures and writings will be the easiest to get and tonnes to be submitted since that is what basically what can be printed on a paper. But then again we do not limit ourselves to just that because the people have basic curiosity of looking up what they cannot get. So instead of just words and images, links to video, blogs, music will be welcomed too.

I did say I have a team that publish a zine so here is basically what we do. We are a team full of art lovers and we discuss a lot about what art really is and how we want to make our zine as a phenomenon in the art world. For us, art means everything that you put passion into. That is what our zine is all about, presenting, publishing, spreading any forms of passion that people submit to us.

How to make it public?

This is easy and well, since we have internets and other stuffs, I rather not say much because I bet you guys have tonnes of idea about this.

How to sell?

Before telling you my idea about this, let me first tell you the general idea of me and my team’s zine. First of all, we never had any intention of selling our zines since we believe that we are doing something we love and we want to share it. Of course we were happy and people that get our zines were smiling from ear to ear since we use quality paper and the content was quite high in quality, meaning the image resolution and other stuffs. But then again we were using our own money and that make us being held back a lot. So we change our way but still not to forget to provide a quality zine, we start selling.

The zine will be on sale so we can cover the basic printing fees and other matter regarding towards the making of the zine.

 

Now that settled, here comes to why I want to create a zine which its sole purpose is to promote architecture. I’ve been in the world of architecture since I was young and very passionate about it too. But the thing is now, knowing the dirty world of architecture where the old guns would say, “It’s quite normal to treat your client to get a project.”  got me thinking. We are not doing it right here. Having problems with students getting a hard time with finding a job after graduation is one thing, having the right amount of pay is another big thing. Many other things, I leave you to find it yourself as you are going about to experience this thing we love or happen to stumble into.

This zine will promotes architecture and the truth about how people should look at architects. We will get students project, writings, photographs, idea, law and basically anything that have to do with the architectural world, put it in a tiny cool booklet and let the world know how this thing change the way we look at the world today.

For now the zine will be progressing in a slow manner since I still don’t have a team and still finding ways to make this thing come true. So if by chance you guys happen to read this, spread the word and you can contact me for any more information via twitter or facebook or to make it even more old school, my email.

Thank you for reading. =)

Twitter: @ahnafrudin

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