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Zine Design




This project was for a Multimedia Design course at Washington State University. We were asked to design a 16 page ‘Zine’ based on the prompt ‘six senses’. A zine is considered a small magazine-like publication of appropriated texts or images. To adhere to the prompt my zine talks about the senses from the Māori culture, the indigenous population of Aotearoa New Zealand. The zine goes through the sense ‘To see’, ‘To smell’, ‘To touch’, ‘To taste’, ‘To hear’, and ‘Ngarongo’. Ngarongo is a sixth sense which encompasses all senses except sight. It can be considered as using these senses to percieve. Some pages also include relevant Whakatauki, which are proverbs of wisdom and poetry passed through generations.

What I Learnt

This project was a great learning opportunity for me. I have never done a magazine before so it was good to see how I could make each page different but cohesive with the zine as a whole. I wanted to dive into my countries indigenous culture here too, so I was able to learn more about the language and the culture. 

Programs Used

This project used Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. InDesign was used to compile the zine, while Illustrator was used for illustrations and the typography. Photoshop was used for the images. 

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