Zinester extraordinaire Debbie and her Fly Away Zine Mobile will be parked in front of Rainbow from 2-5 today. Be sure to check it out!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Print Explosion will be this coming Saturday, November 10! Vendor tables will be located in College Library (600 N. Park St.). There will also be several workshops during the afternoon. These will be held about one block away in the Humanities building (455 N. Park St.).
Posted by Colin Gillis at 8:59 AM
Monday, October 29, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
The InfoShop has organized a kickoff party! Fri. Nov. 9th 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Ambrosia Co-op (225 E. Lakelawn Pl.) Kick-Off open-mic/variety show party for the Dane County Print Explosion/Madison Zine Fest 2012! DIY art, music and zines! Come early to enjoy delicious snacks for zinesters and their friends! Performances include: spoken word by Ali Muldrow; Thistle and Thorns - radical folk; Miranda Moon - fusion bellydance ; 9-uh - interpretive piano; Cassidy Ann - original singer/songwriter and YOU! bring a comedy routine, break dance, skit, your favorite zines or just a fancy outfit to wear to this gala event! $5 suggested donation and/or bring “gently used/new” softcover books for Wisconsin Books to Prisoners (WBTP). Any proceeds will got to WBTP, a project of Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative. Info? www.madisoninfoshop.org or #262 9036.
Posted by Colin Gillis at 12:42 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative is pleased to announce the First Annual Dane County Print Explosion. The Dane County Print Explosion is a one-day show of printed matter, including posters, stickers, zines, journals, and books. The roster of exhibitors is drawn from the world of experimental publishers, visual artists, artisanal bookmakers and printers, radical imprints, grassroots zine authors, and activist designers. The exhibitors hail from across Wisconsin and from around the United States. They include an array of subversively creative print media artists and publishers, including names such as Xexoxial, Anne Elizabeth Moore/Ladydrawers, The Baffler, WI Books to Prisoners, PM Press, Fresh Hot Press of the UW Printmakers, Polka Press, Sue Bietila, and many more who do their thing through print media.
The idea for the event originated when Rainbow was asked by the organizers of the Wisconsin Book Festival to coordinate the Madison Zine Fest, an annual celebration of zines and DIY culture, as a complement to the Wisconsin Book Festival. Rainbow’s staff collective and board of directors decided to expand the purview of this event to include all forms of print culture and to rename it the Dane County Print Explosion.
The daytime exhibition will be followed by a social gathering in the ballroom of the Nottingham Co-operative, the first annual Dane County Printers Ball, featuring the quirky sounds of Madison band Medusa’s Beard.
Posted by Colin Gillis at 9:53 AM