Button Making Party & Fundraiser

A poster with large bubble letters "button making party" with scanned images of various buttons or badges around it
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Drop by to draw, collage or bring a printed button design to make into a 1.75" button/pin/badge! Make 2 buttons for a dollar. We'll have drawing and collage supplies available, or you're welcome to bring your own to craft a truly unique accessory. Pins can be a powerful communication tool - express your politics, your aesthetic, your fandoms for the world to see. 

This event hopes to create a fun opportunity for students to get together and create while also raising some money for the zine collective student group and zine library programming. We're hoping to raise enough money to print posters to promote future events and buy healthy snacks for the zine fair happening in March 2019.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul Street
Make 2 buttons for $1

International Zine Month Celebration (& zine making event)!

Pictured: a pile of zines made by the OCADU Zine Collective
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

To celebrate International Zine Month (and International Zine Library Day, which is the next day!), the OCAD Zine Library and the OCADU Zine Collective are asking you to contribute to a collaborative zine!
From 1pm to 3pm, join us in the Learning Zone to add a page to a collabroative zine. The content of your page(s) can be anything you want, but we'll have prompts on hand if you need some inspiration. 
If you've never made a zine before don't be shy, we can show you how!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, main floor (also accessible from 122 St. Patrick entrance)

Gettazine 08

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Join Sheridan in their first ever zine fair with students from Sheridan and OCAD selling their wares. The OCAD zine library will be representing our growing collection, and there will be workshops, activities, AND live music! with special guests Broken Pencil magazine. Sign up in the library or contact Alicia Nauta at aside_@hotmail.com

Venue & Address: 
Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus, (outside the Connexion) 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario

OCAD U Zine Collective Exhibition

OCAD U Zine Collective Exhibition at the Learning Zone, Summer 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 4:00am to Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 4:00am

The OCAD U Zine Collective is pleased announce an exhibition of zines and risograph posters, featuring work by students Jon Vanneste, Kai Lumbang, Jenn Woodall, Clara Lynas, Tetyana Herych and Bree Rappaport.

The exhibit is installed to allow viewers to interact with the work and read the zines directly from the wall. 

The Zine Collective Exhibit will be on display until the August 17 in the Learning Zone and is our way of promoting and celebrating International Zine Month in July.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, room 110, MCC (113 McCaul, Annex Building)
Lindsay Gibb, Learning Zone Technician, lgibb@ocadu.ca

OCAD U Zine Fair

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00pm

The OCAD U Zine Fair is back for its 8th year! Come meet creators from the OCAD U zine community and check out zines, prints, comics and more for sale. This year, for the first time, the Zine Fair will be on for two days and include more vendors than ever before. 

March 9th & 10th
11am - 6pm 

The Zine Library will be hosting button making at the event. Make your first button for free! After that you can make four for $1. All proceeds from button making will go to growing the OCAD Zine Library collection, particularly in under-represented areas.

The OCAD U Zine Collective's Self Care for Artists & Deigners zine, featuring submissions from the OCAD U community and funded by the Student Union, will debut at the fair.

Poster design by Alexander Bailey.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, First Floor Lobby
8th Annual Zine Fair 2016 poster with event info

Call for Submissions: Self Care for Artists & Designers Zine

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:00pm to Friday, February 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

The OCAD U Zine Collective will be producing a zine this term about self care for artists and designers. Self care can be defined as any intentional act you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. We are interested in all kinds of interpretations of this topic, especially as they relate to the experiences of artists and designers.

We will accept images, writing, comics, poems and more from a serious/semi-serious/humorous/critical/any perspective.

Possible content could include:
•strategies for how to take care of yourself

•exercises for artists to help our bodies survive long work sessions
•workbook content: colouring pages, relaxing projects, connect-the-dots
•methods for coping with the specific pressures and anxieties creative people experience, such as deadlines, competition, financial struggles, etc.
•suggestions for how to maintain a healthy work/life balance or develop good routines (in creating or just living)
•recipes for healthy or comforting food to eat when you're stressed
•reviews of resources (books, websites, movies, music, podcasts, etc) that you've found to be helpful in staying healthy or reducing stress
•stories of successes or failures in practicing self care
•frustrations or challenges with practicing self care

Submission Guidelines:
Each page of the zine will be 8.5 inches x 11 inches in size. Please format your submission to fit this size. Each page of your submission should be submitted as a separate file. Please leave at least a 1/2 inch border on every page, meaning images and text should be centered on the page and no larger than 7.5" x 10". Please provide us with high quality files, with at least 300dpi/ppi resolution.

The zine will be printed in two colours on the risograph. This means that each colour will need to be printed separately, one after the other with time to dry in between. If you would like to use both colours in your submissions, you can do one of the following: 1) submit each page as a Photoshop file, with each colour on a separate layer (max. two colours/layers). 2) Submit each colour as a separate PDF file. All of your files should be submitted in grayscale. Please title your files/layers as "lighter colour" and "darker colour" so that we know how you would like the contrast of the image to work.

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have about formatting your submission(s) before the deadline.

Deadline: February 19th, 2016.

Send submissions to ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com

Drawing of Sharp Centre with closed eyes, frown and the word Feelings surrounded my rainbow and clouds with submission info