Jessica Meoni is a graduate student and in-house graphic designer in the Marketing & Communications Department at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her outlook relies heavily on learning traditional methods of design first before venturing into more digitized techniques. Even though she crafts some mean art in Photoshop, her first love will always be the printing press.
Rummaging through my sizeable stack of zines, some appear to be intricate, onerous pieces of artwork, stitched together with diligence and craftsmanship. Yet, other issues appear to be slapped together spontaneously with quick indecipherable words and hastily cut imagery. I wondered about the vast variety and why some artists felt the need to use such a spry style while others stuck with the traditional methods of book binding. Image Caption/Credit: “Inking up the metal type on an old press.”... CONTINUE READING
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