2D II – Project 2 Part II – Zine Neighborhood Explorer Research

What’s a zine?

A zine (/ˈzn/ zeen; short for magazine or fanzine) is most commonly a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Usually zines are the product of a single person, or a very small group.


The design should be clean and easy to read. If there is a lot of text, it’s best to stick with a straightforward font such as Times New Roman or Garamond. Serif fonts are generally easier to read than Sans Serif.

Titles, headlines, lists, sidebars, pull quotes, and captions are places where we can use the fancier and quirkier typefaces.

Proof-read the copy once it’s typeset and again after it’s done. Don’t let those spelling and grammar errors get past. It have a way of deflating the impact of the work.


There are many different type of way in layering out the pages depending on the topic and the style you are going for. The size of the fonts and photo play a part too. It cannot be all chunk together and make sure there is enough spacing for every elements.






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