THIS IS A ZINE
Releasing every Sunday, "This Is A Zine" is a personal project where my friends and I will explore all areas of design and the world we live in. Each publication will be downloadable at home for free and created using a single sheet of paper for print lovers.
A digitally enhanced version will accompany it on IG: @ThisIsAZine and @Josh_Eberhard.
April 4th, 2021
This week was another one where it was hard to focus my brain on a singular topic. This phrase can be applied to a lot of things going on currently... at the very least here are some nice gradients.
March 28th, 2021
I have never understood America's fascination with guns. Why do we as a nation rally behind objects designed to kill humans, with daily reminders that they do in fact kill humans.
March 21st, 2021
Toby and I have had several really good talks about race and America over the past couple of months. With the rise in violence towards the Asian community, we collaborated on this zine.
March 14th, 2021
Professor Andrew Weed showed me this video my first week of college and the impact still stands 8 years later.
March 7th, 2021
Sometimes questions are more important than answers. I had several really good talks with friends that I really cherished. This is a questionnaire based on those conversations.
February 28th, 2021
Life is hectic, this week has been hard. We are all trying to balance personal lives with this ever-changing world. Sometimes this is all I got. A zine designed in five minutes.
February 21st, 2021
I have had Instagram for the last 10 years. I feel like as a designer and a visual person I am hand cuffed to a platform that no longer cares about its users. Instead, it is focused on corporations.
February 14th, 2021
With so much going on in the world it was hard to come up with a concise issue, so this is a fictional installation showing what was on my mind and happening in the world.
February 7th, 2021
Super Bowl Sunday and thousands of people decided to pack into a stadium so brands could advertise to the world. I personally think there are better ways to spend that money.
January 17th, 2021
We are at an important part in US/human. We aren't talking about budgets or roadways, but who we are as people. We as good people (assuming we are) have the responsibility to speak up, be anti-racist, and demand the change we all need.
January 3rd, 2021
My thoughts on the new year. Pessimistic with all the problems that didn’t magically go away, yet optimistic about the people who care enough to change it.
December 20th, 2020
Climate change is an existential threat that disproportionately affects BIPOC and lower-income neighborhoods. I was lucky enough to have SIMA help with the content for this one and is the last zine from MSV2.
December 6th, 2020
This zine is from MSV2. An exploration in plant-incorporated concrete furniture.
FROM A FRIEND 29
November 15th, 2020
Leading up to the election I asked a couple of friends what they would want to say if they were making zines. My friend Ted made this one. Thanks Ted!
November 01st, 2020
This week will go down in history. Everyone is scared, upset, and dealing with their own shit. It would be physically impossible to create something for everyone, so instead I created a space for everyone to make their own content.
October 18th, 2020
My mental health is at an all-time low this week. I found it hard to focus on things or create good work. So instead I made bad work. I call this design trend Anxious. It's overwhelming, stressful, shows you behind the curtain, and more importantly, is a good representation of my brain this week.
October 11th, 2020
This week's VP Debate sparked a resurgence in folks talking about the Green New Deal. Legislation that is easier to read than sift through all the talking-heads.
October 4th, 2020
This zine was designed several weeks before but was not posted due to my last-minute COVID zine. It was interesting to go back and visit a couple week old zine in a world where the news changes three times a day, every day.
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September 20th, 2020
Q-Anon is the group at the forefront of misinformation and deflection of real problems in the world. With a growing fan base, they are creating large-scale conspiracies that can distract from real efforts.
September 13th, 2020
Wildfires have devastated the West. A ton of folks quickly jumped to create Mutual Aids and support groups for our extended community. Here is a short lists of places to donate and ways to help.
September 6TH, 2020
Right now Misinformation is one of the worse threats to our society. Everyone can easily find and share what supports their POV not facts, truths, or something that supports everyone.
August 30th, 2020
This was the first week there were major clashes between protesters and the Proud Boys. They rode into town to create fear and chaos with the purpose to agitate and incite violence between the state and BLM protesters.
August 23rd, 2020
This week I had several troubling events in my life related to people close to me talking about COVID. I have been vocal with my stance, but not my reasoning... this is it.
August 16th, 2020
After the launch of the first Mail Service, this is my thank you. We raised $954 for Don't Shoot PDX and helped continue the conversation towards justice and equality in this troubled country.
August 2nd, 2020
In a time where everyone can say their opinions on the world and share info they find important I found my self overwhelmed. This is some small guidelines to help myself stayed centered.
July 26th, 2020
The times are changing... we should be listing to our friends, community members, and thinkers. Together we can make change as one human race pushing forward for actual positive change.
July 19th, 2020
We are at a very interesting time in US history. We are at a deciding point of who we want to be and what our country stands for. I'm not saying what you should beleive, but at the least pay attention.
July 12th, 2020
What started as a weekly zine experiment is now something new. THIS IS A ZINE: A collective of designers & artists creating zines to discuss the world around us with the intention of creating positive change. Stay tuned.
July 5th, 2020
Change is happening in the US. People are starting to think about us as a collective not just our own personal perspective and needs. It is up to us to create a better world for all.
June 28, 2020
We should all be cautious of a government that is trying to suppress the voices of the streets... especially if that voice is speaking out against the government and their actions.
June 21st, 2020
There are people that are on the fence about Defunding the Police. This zine has simple ideas to help them get past the clutter and allow them to form their own opinions. Print it out, mail it to your mother, and start the conversation.
June 14, 2020
The world is changing rapidly. This movement is a collection of individual voices coming together to make a strong impact in the community. I reached out to six artists to either talk about their individual voice or the collection as a whole.
June 7th, 2020
Messaging and DYI voice found on the streets during the revolution. BLACK LIVES MATTER.
May 31, 2020
This week has been one of the most dramatic emotional weeks in my history. Some times the less you show the larger the impact.
May 24th, 2020
19 years ago I got my first skateboard and I haven't looked back since. This zine started as a gift for my mom, but grew into something that is important to me: self reflection on the red thread of my life.
May 17, 2020
I am going on my twelfth week staying home. Two standouts to me have been how hard it is to track time, and all the little details in life. I asked Dorian and Erik to join me in taking a photo every hour for 24 hours to help document these two discoveries.
May 10th, 2020
Treehouses are kids escape from reality... right now most people could use an escape. When I brought that idea up to the good homies, they started raddling off their dream treehouses. I had no choice but to make one for each of them.
May 3, 2020
My brain is melted, words are blurry. This week's zine focus on the constant state of stress, recurring thoughts, and the hope for the future that has flooded my brain during isolation.
April 26, 2020
The third installment of this zine is a fictional art gallery featuring me and my homies Alex, Cory, Max, and Derick. Since everything is at home and digital...why not skip to the recap zine of a show?
April 19, 2020
The punk aesthetic has always stood out to me with the bold graphics, DIY untrained approach, and bold statements. In this zine, I wanted to explore contemporary issues through punk posters.
April 12, 2020
This zine focused on a fictional shipping yard installation. Featuring artwork from Jack Graydon & Lucas Lozano, typeface designed by Sean Wilson, and support from Justine Robinson.
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