Creating great zines
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.