The kind of paper was difficult. I got 2 kinds of paper, 1 heavily textured one, which is wayyyy warmer. You can’t really see the texture here but its pretty in real life!!
I think you can see the textures under light better:
Another one is off-white, not much of a texture but you can see the grains. Is it recycled paper?? idk I’m not a paper pro. Are they even called grains? Just know there are dots.
Here they are side by side:
I choose the one on the right as it is more yellow and textured(since my project was about textures). I also liked that the yellow gave a very old and aging feel(which also matched Dakota crescent’s circumstances).
So yes, here are the rest of my pages:
That’s all for my zine! I enjoyed this journey very much. Overall I think my zine turned out like a nice ageing notebook and I’m very satisfied with that.
When I chose Dakota as my location to do research on I had no clue where Dakota was, and I don’t even know what’s so special about it. So after googling and asking around, I found out about Dakota Crescent.
First thing I realised was that there were lots of peeling paints and rusting metal and trash and how smelly the place was. So I decided to focus on the textures that had naturally occured due to abandonment.
They make nice abstract pictures so I decided to go with it. I thought of re-making my own textures for my zine through various methods, eg. Lino-cut printing, mark making so this was all the reference I got:
I also thought of putting some words/phrases in my zine that show ‘abandonment’.