Before the days of Tumblr, those with a love for postmodern aesthetic and oversharing of feelings had to turn to real-life media. Before the Internet was such a big thing, if you were a creative kid with passion to burn and a knack for stealing photocopies from Office Depot (um, or not), you turned to publishing a zine. (Thats pronounced zeen, short for magazine.) These totally do-it-yourself publications were unapologetically tactile. Ink would rub off on readers hands, or sometimes the envelope in which they were mailed would be absurdly stuffed with glitter or stickers. Subjects and professionalism ranged the gamut, with a zine spanning anything from handwritten tortured poetry to cleanly typeset tomes that mimicked newsstand fare. The beauty of it all was that there were no rules, and getting a zine usually involved some kind of personal contact, whether by writing a letter or participating in a face-to-face swap.
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