Monday, 18 July 2011

Zaterday Zine Fest

I was lucky enough to pull my tired tired self out of bed on Saturday early enough for the (afternoon) Zinefest market in the city. I had so been looking forward to this, having circled, highlighted and bolded the event on all my calendars; work, home the lot.

Maneuvering through the tiny spaces between each ziney desktop was not for the fainthearted, nor the hungover. Luckily for all, St Kevins arcade is home to some very fun cafe's. Filled with mocha & re-found curiosity I dove into the crowd and smooshed my way through the line up. Here are my finds:

Bicycle photograph is in Prescence: How sweet to give out free copies.

Tiny & Shiny on the left: A collection of words strewn on some tiny pages of old envelopes 
with a title I couldn't resist: I'll be your toast hooker 

White lil number in the middle: I met the gorgeous Ya-wen of Potroast and had to have one of her cute purse size reads.  I also bought the most wonderful book (Mr Minty pictured above) that Ya-wen handcrafted herself.

Stumbling upon this minted covered suprise really sparked up such loving memories of my mum reading a chapter of Heidi (and all the sequels) to me every night before bed as a young girl. I would head off into dreamland of fields and adventures, and mostly of how wonderful it would be to sleep in a loft... Little did I know the latter could eventually come true...

You can check out more of the Zine Fest happening till the end of July and i'm definitely going to head off to see the new zine library at Alphabet City down on Mt Eden Road. I also found the local online hangout where all these Zinesters spread their word

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