Cre­at­ing great zines

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE - By BEN ROGERS

WHEN Rachel Croft puts to­gether a zine she does it purely for her own en­joy­ment.

It’s the per­sonal na­ture of cre­at­ing the small self­pub­lished book­lets that ap­peals to her, she says.

‘‘When I first started mak­ing zines I didn’t think about an au­di­ence as such, I just made them for me. choices as a kid, nos­tal­giatype stuff along with sto­ries and anec­dotes.’’

Croft, a graphic de­signer, needed a cre­ative out­let that wasn’t de­sign­ing things for other peo­ple and mak­ing zines was ex­actly what she was look­ing for.

‘‘It’s all man­ual style, I usu­ally don’t lay any­thing up on a com­puter. I just do it all by hand which is dif­fer­ent to my day job where I am on a com­puter all day.’’

Six years since its in­cep­tion the Zine­fest has grown from 15 stall­hold­ers to more than 50.

Per­sonal touch: Rachel Croft sits in her stu­dio with some of her cre­ations.

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