Art Zines. To my mind, these self-published delights feel so immediate and honest in their self-edited humbleness. The less-than-absolutely perfectness of them. I just found Alchemy Studios shop on Etsy and ordered one of her zines and a bundle of 3 mini-zines. Solid writing that made me laugh and think about things. Small things. Good stuff. The Handmade Life I received was about simplification and I really admired the honesty it was written with. The mini-zines were a delight.
These next two recommendations are more art book than zine, but a wonderful hybrid indeed.
Alma Stoller produces the wonderful Fabric Arts Zine. I own a couple of them and have enjoyed them over and over. They are filled with ideas, interviews, art projects, artwork and goodies. Very nice.
Theo Ellsworth is another zinester I love. I have a few issues of Capacity and look through them periodically. His artwork (and these zines are all graphic novel-style artwork) is gently humorous and insightful. I just discovered his book Capacity over at Amazon. He has a very unusual mind.
If you have any zines you love (or published one yourself), let us know!