This class introduces students to the world of independent publishing, specifically focusing on the different ways an artist might make use of the short run self published book/zine format to explore ideas and work collaboratively with other artists, writers and designers. This course will help you develop a range of technical skills that include binding techniques, paper layout and design, pre-production and print production. You will learn about the most significant independent publishers working today, acquire a basic knowledge of the pre-press and print process. Most importantly, you will be shown how self publishing can be utilized as a medium to disseminate your own ideas. The course culminates with you developing and publishing your own 32-page booklet. Students have the option of repeating this course during which you will undertake one extended project culminating in the production and distribution of a book/zine in an edition of 100.
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