ZiP: Zine In Progress

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ZiP: Zine in Progress
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ZiP: Zine in Progress issue 03 cover
Format Print/Digital
Editor Tony Longshanks LeTigre
Publisher Noisebridge
Origin San Francisco, CA, USA
Language English
Frequency NA
Active February 2012 - November 2012
Topics Computers, Technology, Maker, Art
Number of Issues 3
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Publications NA
Website (defunct)

ZiP: Zine in Progress is a polymegazine inspired by Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco's Mission District, in California, U.S.A.

ZiPZine was conceived by veteran zinester Tony Longshanks LeTigre and his wizardly doppelganger, the Whimsical Wizard of ZiP (aka Whimzy) in late 2011, and launched its first issue on Valentine's Day, 2012. ZiP is a "polymegazine", by which the editors mean that it is a collaborative zine with a variety of contributors, and in addition to that it is a fairly large-scale and high-end zine.

ZiP is unusual in a number of respects. For one, its pagination is in Hexadecimal or Base 16 rather than the conventional decimal system. Each quarterly installment is called a Chapter rather than an Issue or Volume, the idea being that ZiP is in fact one "megazinebook" published as a serial. In keeping with this concept, the numbering of pages will continue from one chapter to the next, rather than starting over at 1 with each new publication.

Zine Organization

Each ZiP chapter has its own unique title, treated as a subtitle of the ZZ umbrella name. ZiP has its own zine classification system, which we can illustrate with the full ZIDN (Zine Identification Number) for ZiP Chapter 1, which is:


This can be broken down as "ZiP Chapter 1, Folio Print, 1st Quarter (Jan-March) 2012, Chapter Title: 7DC (which, incidentally, is Hexadecimal for "2012")


Issue User Link Notes
Issue #1 (February 2012) Famicoman
Issue #2 (May 2012) Famicoman
Issue #3 (November 2012) Famicoman

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