Friday, September 17, 2010
Hello Sandwich in Japanese 'GIRLS ZINE' book!
Sandwiches! Weee I am finally allowed to announce that I was lucky enough to be one of four zine makers interviewed in this brand new Japanese Girls Zine book on sale September 27th!
Girls Zine is published by amazing Japanese book publishers BNN. BNN was founded in Tokyo in 1985 and since then they have published more than a thousand books and magazines specialising in graphic design. I was so thrilled when they asked me to be part of this project because I had been collecting many of their design, craft and pattern books for years! I bought this inspiring 'Handmade Graphics' book just a few days before I was asked to be in the Girls Zine book! Actually when I received the email I was jumping up and down around my mini-me apartment!
Zines are reasonably new here in Tokyo, and Girls Zine is the first Japanese book exploring this exciting medium. I am yet to receive my advance copies of the book but I hear that book includes interviews with zine stockists and zine creators as well as other interesting information about the world of zines!
The photoshoot at my apartment was such fun and the editorial team are perhaps the most lovely people you will ever meet. I felt terrible though because I didn't have four spare pairs of guest slippers for the team to wear inside my apartment!
Thank you lovely BNN for including me!