Why Zines Matter: Materiality and the Creation of Embodied Community

  title={Why Zines Matter: Materiality and the Creation of Embodied Community},
  author={Alison Piepmeier},
  journal={American Periodicals: A Journal of History \& Criticism},
  pages={213 - 238}
  • Alison Piepmeier
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Art
  • American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism
This is no substitute for envelopes marked with your location, sheets of stationery with your script scratching across parallel lines, feeling the back of the paper and an embossed pattern in the shape of every character formed (because maybe, like me, you press down with your pen, every letter a deliberate creation), the smell of your house on the paper itself. Marissa Falco, Red-Hooded Sweatshirt #3 (1999) 

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