Lydia Chang's 1-page zine "ID card" featuring an illustration and text on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang’s ID Card Zines

Lydia Chang from 2:30 has been creating micro-zines as her Wednesday ID cards.

Zines are typically self-published, very low quantity, magazines. They’ve been big in DIY, Punk, and other subcultures. Although they’re often small, they do tend to have more than 1 page, which is why I call Lydia’s cards micro-zines. Or maybe 1-page zines! 😀

If you make it to Venice Beach to do your Graffiti Writing Activity, you can not only see great graffiti writing, Venice Boardwalk craziness, and eat all the cheap pizza and kettle corn you can stand, but across the boardwalk from where the Venice Art Walls are, is a very cool bookstore, Small World Books. There are a lot of books in that small store! But my favorite part is the rack up front that usually has lots of small zines for small prices like $2 – $5. You should definitely check them out!

some zines from Tiny Splendor Press that I bought at Small World Books

some zines from Tiny Splendor Press that I bought at Small World Books

a few of the many zines CSULB SOA student Alexis Chanes sold in the Gatov Gallery last year, along with an issue of Garnet Hertz' zine Critical Making

a few of the many zines CSULB SOA student Alexis Chanes sold in the Gatov Gallery last year, along with an issue of Garnet Hertz’ zine Critical Making

Maybe we’ll convince Lydia to launch a zine. On paper. Or on the web. Or both! Maybe we’ll create a Zine Activity to try later this semester. Hmm… we do have lots of 4×6 cards and sketchbook pages… 😀

Meanwhile, here’s Lydia’s first 3 1-page zines. I’ll add more as they appear. Of course, no pressure! 😛

drawing of a CSULB Student ID card on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang, Week 2, obverse

drawing of a CSULB Student ID card on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang, Week 2, reverse

Lydia Chang's 1-page zine "ID card" featuring an illustration and text on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang, Week 3, obverse

Lydia Chang's 1-page zine "ID card" featuring an illustration and text on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang, week 3, reverse

Lydia Chang's 1-page zine "ID card" featuring an illustration and text on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang, week 4, obverse

Lydia Chang's 1-page zine "ID card" featuring an illustration and text on a 4x6" index card

Lydia Chang, week 4, reverse

drawing of a CSULB student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 5, obverse

stream of consciousness essay on the back of an index card

Lydia Chang, week 5, reverse

black and white graphite on index card drawing

Lydia Chang, week 6, obverse

essay on the back of an index card

Lydia Chang, week 6, reverse

drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 7, obverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 7, reverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 8, obverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 8, reverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 9, obverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 9, reverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 10, obverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 10, reverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 11, obverse

pencil drawing of a student ID card

Lydia Chang, week 11, reverse