LONDON — “Here’s a pen, and some paper, and a typewriter, now start your zine.”
These were the instructions given to readers on the back cover of Counter Intelligence, a catalogue of self-published print creations from 1995.
More than two decades on, Hamja Ahsan, curator of DIY Cultures — a fair celebrating the spirit of “doing it yourself” — is giving people the same advice when it comes to zines, miniature magazines typically focusing on subjects not covered in mainstream media.
It’s a simple call to arms, but one that continues to inspire creatives from all walks of life. …