Before the Internet took over our lives and blogs and Tumblrs were the common parlance for self-indulgent self-expression, there were fanzines. And I had one. Actually, a few.
It’s hard to imagine a time before the Internet was able to connect people with like-minded obsessions so quickly and easily, but 20 years ago, when dial-up was the only way to get online, blogs weren’t an option. Instead, creative types — social misfits and weirdos, artists and writers — made hand-crafted magazines, called fanzines, relying on scammed photocopies and cut-and-paste aesthetics to express themselves. Keep reading »
Some see fashion in terms of numbers—both in sizes and dollars. The blog Fashematics adds things up differently, however, making hilarious equations based on outfits that come down the runway. (E.g. tire tracks + snakes = Miu Miu fall ’09.) Now they’ve come out with a zine that features illustrations of runway looks from the spring/summer 2010 shows. The austere but artsy publication, titled Fashematical, “[reinterprets] the stars of the catwalk as part of either a horde of zombies or an army of robots, hell-bent on taking planet Earth for themselves. Featuring clothes by Prada, Bernhard Willhelm, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Chanel and more…”
If you’re a visual learner, you’ll get a better grasp of it by seeing some pics after the jump! [High Snobiety] Keep reading »