Saturday, November 10, 2012

Check out the Fly Away Zine Mobile!!!

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

Note changes to workshop schedule

Please note that we have switched the time and location of two workshops: Make a Zine with Ladydrawers! and Writing and Reading Behind Bars. The updated workshop schedule is here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Less than one week away!

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.).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Check out the workshop schedule!

You can see it here.

Printers' Ball cancelled

The Printers' Ball has been cancelled. The Kick-off Party and the Print Explosion itself will proceed as planned.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Kick-off Event at Ambrosia Coop

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?  or #262 9036.

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.