Pro Series: Zine Design (The Future of Zines) | library@orchard

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Pro Series: Zine Design (The Future of Zines) | library@orchard

library@orchard presents a Pro Series: Zine Design talk with Lim Cheng Tju and Renée Ting on The Future of Zines.

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library@orchard - Imagine This 277 Orchard Road orchardgateway #03-12/#04-11 Singapore, 238858 Singapore

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This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here: https://account.nlb.gov.sg/

About the programme

Zines are back in the limelight again with the recent coverage in mainstream press. The continuing success of the Singapore Art Book Fair shows zines are still alive and kicking in the 21st century. But what is the future of zines? Its vibrancy belies some inherent tensions within the scene and with the form. Does it still embody the DIY spirit, is it still reaching out to the masses or has it become more insular and niche, ie. only speaking to the converted? What does its form and mode of production and distribution say about cost, class, causes and its continued relevance as a vehicle for change, personal voice and commitment? 

This programme is for participants aged 16 years old and above.

About the speakers

CT Lim writes about history and popular culture in Singapore. He used to write for BigO and other zines, consumed Factsheet Five in pre-internet days and would use the school photocopying machine to make his own zines. 

Renée Ting is the director of the Singapore Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival specialising in contemporary art books and zines. She is also the founder of Thing Books, an online bookshop that focuses on artists’ books, zines and self-published printed matte

About the series

Pro Series is a suite of talks curated by library@orchard that gives insight into the craftsmanship of various design disciplines.

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