HML went retro this week and we made a zine for Sticky Institute's "festival of the photocopier" in the old skool way, armed with scissors, glue stick and photocopier (ok we cheated a little with the use of the scanner and a little illustrator just to make sure things fit on the page properly but hey we don't have an in-house bromide machine!) We even made sure we had a suitably indie playlist to help us feel the vibe and wore chucks throughout the process. It's full of insane letters asking advice on varied and random crafting problems with equally random answers from us, as our alter-ego's the Craftbusters and images culled from our vast collection of crazy craft books from the 20's to the 80's. Not to mention creepy dolls, hippy weaving, cross stitch patterns and aeronautical orgiami tips. It was heaps of fun. Hilarious in fact. So much so we're thinking of doing another one already. (That being said we should probably also apologise to poor Zach at Officeworks for our delirious and non too sharp efforts at photocopying 45 versions of our wee zine at 8o'clock Saturday morning in order to meet the midday deadline. Zach we promise if we do another one we won't photocopy it on your shift.) Anyhoo, in keeping with the low-fi vibe here are some pics of the process, all in black and white, just like our little zine. Oh and you can buy a copy from either the Sticky Institute or via our big cartel shop for a super cheap equally retro price of $5.
the sign says it all...
now what button did he say to press?
the finished product, tagged, bagged and ready to roll!