Birmingham Zinefest 2011
Monday 11th July
We went to Birmingham Zine Festival this weekend with The D.I.Y Times. It was brilliant - here are some photos :)
We had a cosy little space to squeeze into, but the colourful hand-printed covers of The D.I.Y Times sure did stand out!
Next to us were the guys from Papergirl Birmingham. It's a totally awesome community arts project that's well worth checking out!
Footprint is a workers co-op that has been printing anything from Zines to Riso prints to the highest ethical and environmental standards for over a decade!
James Nash's stall sure was busy this year! We swapped a copy of The D.I.Y Times for his latest newspaper comic, which is a great format and a great read! James has some Risograph prints on the way to NGNG as I type!
One of the things I'm gutted about missing at the Zinefest was the chance to stop and look through Luke Pearson's Comics! These looked really great - be sure to check out his work!
Bunny Bissoux is the girl behind the poster designs for the Zinefest! The Wonder League stall was the spot for all the Trading card enthusiasts to drool over all day!
The We Are Birmingham shop was a great space for the Zine Fest, every one had lot's of space and it was great to have an open layout that made it easy for everyone to see all the amazing stuff!
Badges are great!
Kay Stanley showing off her tee from the Get A Grip screenprinting workshop that she ran as part of the festival. You can see more pics from the workshop here. Drop them an email if you'd like to find out about any workshops that they have coming up. Kay was kind enough to let me crash on her floor for the weekend, we ate too many fry ups, drank a whole range of tea's and went to a local cafe for a spot of reading. Thanks Kay!
Jimi from Alternative Press adorns his splendid Zines case with a No Guts No Glory Sticker
This was the second Birmingham Zine Festival and it was well worth the train ride from Exeter.
Thanks so much to every one who helped to organise it, you did a top job!