Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2021 7:42 pm

ESO: Minizine in your language - colours

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Group:Euro Swappers Only
Swap Coordinator:pahasiga (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 26, 2021
Date items must be sent by:August 16, 2021
Number of swap partners:1

Have you seen those little books for children which have pictures and under them words? Let's make similar ones, but in a non-English language, so these would be "my first words in X language" type of zines.

Include in your zine in any order words and their pronunciations for

  • blue
  • red
  • yellow
  • green
  • purple
  • orange
  • black
  • white
  • grey
  • brown
  • beige
  • pink

together with suitable illustrations. In an 8-page minizine, this means in average two colours per page plus front and back cover. Illustration style is up to you - colour, draw, collage, take photos, use stickers... Hopefully your illustrations are so clear that there will be no need for translations! Zine can be made in computer, by hand, or any combination of those.

One partner, one zine in your non-English language!


Tessssssa 07/ 4/2021 #

so just to be clear,
On 1 page are 2 colours, Something like this?
a picture of a strawberry and the word for red under it, and a sun and the colour for yellow?

Tessssssa 07/ 4/2021 #

Oh and do I send the original or a good copy?

pahasiga 07/ 4/2021 #

@Tessssssa - something like this, yes! But you can also treat the back cover as a page and have on some pages only one colour.

Original or a good (colourful!) copy are both fine.

AvianAine 07/17/2021 #

Do the words have to be in my mother tongue? I would actually prefer to use a language which I would like to learn in the future or which sounds unusual or interesting to me like Finnish or Hungarian...

Icrum 07/21/2021 #

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBGm85tw_3g Something like this?

Stachel 07/24/2021 #

Hey, would it be ok to make a zine with more than those 8 pages? I could make the pages double the size but I'd prefer smaller pages but more, so that it's one colour per page. Okay?

pahasiga 07/25/2021 #

@AvianAine : It would be better if it was in your mother language or at least in a language you know well, to make sure you don't have mistakes. The thought is that we teach others our languages. :)
The rule of thumb would be zine in your own language, but if you, being from Germany, should get receiving partner from Germany as well, a zine in some other language than German would possibly be appreciated - ask your partner then!

@Icrum : Yes, exactly that!

@Stachel : Let's have standard-sized minizines only. For one thing, it's rather late and people have been signing up expecting to receive minizines. For another, I hope to host more swaps in the same vein and then it would be neater IMO if they were all in the same size.

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