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Avant Garde Zines

For all of those interested in the avant garde/experimental/postmodern aspect of zine culture

Members: 114
Latest Activity: May 16

Definition of the Avant Garde

"Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]) means "advance guard" or "vanguard".[1] The adjective form is used in English, to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, tracing a history from Dada through the Situationists to postmodern artists such as the Language poets around 1981.[2]"
From Wikipedia on the Avant Garde movement

Discussion Forum

Avant Garde Collaboration 10 Replies

I want to start an avant garde collaborative zine. Is anyone interested? I am thinking anything goes, minimalism, deconstuctivism, arte povera, cut up writing, non-linear writing, whatever. Continue

Tags: DIY, zine, experimentalism, garde, avant

Started by LizW. Last reply by mina boromand Aug 30, 2012.

New Zines for Trade or Sale 1 Reply

Here's my new conceptual art…Continue

Tags: culture, art, collage, conceptual, zine

Started by LizW. Last reply by Robert Ridley-Shackleton Aug 30, 2012.

Avant Garde Zines Share!

What zines or zinesters do you know of that are Avant Garde? Please share pictures, links etc.Continue

Started by LizW Aug 9, 2012.

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Comment by Rasasvada on December 16, 2015 at 10:06am


Looking for art! for our zines. Also experimental poetry / prose 

Comment by David H. on June 12, 2014 at 4:41am

Thought you chaps might be interested in Princeton's Blue Mountain Project -- a digital archive of pre-1922 modernist and avant-garde serials/ periodicals.

Direct link to the archive, here.

It's possible to read online or snag .pdfs.

Now, I'm not saying they look very avant-garde *now* but they are of historical interest and might still be grist for the mill. :^)

Comment by Mike Nobody on January 14, 2014 at 4:02pm

Where is everybody?

This site is pretty dead, lately.

Comment by Kit on October 15, 2013 at 2:48am

I’ve always found it difficult to communicate with people in a way that feels meaningful to me. I’ve come to realise that communicating with people, in the sense of conveying content and sharing verbal ideas, is not, in itself, something I ever wanted. I communicate because I want to connect or to share a presence, and I find that when I get too involved in words and other defined meanings, connection and presence dissipate.

I want to use language – verbal, visual, musical, performative – but I don’t necessarily want to know what it means. Do other people feel the same way?

I'm trying to start a zine-type project about this. You can find more info at about MIMSY. Anyone interested? Message me or something.

Comment by Zelda on May 12, 2013 at 1:47pm

Malice, Alice's Other Sister

gothic, visual kei and Alice in Wonderland!!

1/2 size black and white copy...$1USD or trade....

message me here on WeMakeZines if you're interested

also trades get little one of a kind sticker and drawing :)

Comment by Sophie Crow on March 19, 2013 at 4:03am

I have started up a zine/books/art online distro to sell mine and others work.

The focus is on art/publications that are erotic and subversive, sensual and confusing

It is early days but if you are interested please check outwww.facebook.com/theoysterknife and see if you like it.

Etsy shop to follow soon!

Comment by shannon king on March 18, 2013 at 4:09am

Im doing a zine of volume of horror stories and i want people to share thier work in the black book, the subject can be whatever but as long the horror element is still in the story, the creepier the better,it can go up four pages long. It can be any word format and send a email  to shanpking@yahoo.co.uk with short paragraph of who you are and whats your story about and why chosen to it, thanks.

Comment by Paper Monster Press on March 1, 2013 at 8:13am


I, Icarus (PMP's 9th issue)

I, Icarus is an exploration of levitation, heights, the need for flight, and the almost surreal need for freedom.

1. COVER ART- colored/ black and white front and back cover, JPEG format (this will be printed in glossy paper, with the words I, Icarus and Paper Monster Press)
2. POETRY/ LITERARY ART- 1-3 poems or any other literary format you choose, no attachments please
3. VISUAL ART- 1-3 artworks in JPEG format
4. SOUND ART- 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or WAV format

Submit to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com.

Comment by Thomas Marino on January 4, 2013 at 10:59pm

I am interested.  I am for anything experimental.  I am new to zines and have not made one yet.  I am an animator and mixed media artist.

Comment by zoe blaq on December 13, 2012 at 4:04pm

Please participate in this interconnected story I would like to tell based on my eclectic artsy friends from all over the world. Meaning you! Take pictures, share thoughts, feelings, hopes, emotions ON THE DATE OF DECEMBER 21st.

Is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? Does it matter?

I will be putting together Abstract By Nature #3 - a zine anthology of all of our works.


Please send pictures, art work, poetry, short stories, sex stories, band stories, testimonials, etc.

*No longer than half of a page.


I hope to hear from you!


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