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Sustainable Zine Printing on 100% Recycled. Fruitlands Zine Issue 2

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220x157mm Books
4pp Cover onto 300gsm Gloss
Gloss Lamination to outer
124pp Text into 100gsm Evolution Uncoated
Full colour throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound

Fruitlands Zine Issue 2: A Glossy Self-Published Masterpiece

Fruitlands Zine Issue 2 is a testament to the power of self-publishing and the creative freedom it offers. This glossy book is a celebration of diversity and creativity, brought to life through the medium of zine printing. The zine is a vibrant collection of creative responses around a theme, making it a unique piece of art in its own right.

A Zine Celebrating Diversity

Fruitlands Zine Issue 2 is a London-based zine filled with creative responses around a theme. The zine presents a diverse array of content, from fashion articles to photography, all centred around the theme of ‘America’. The zine is a celebration of diversity and creativity, showcasing a variety of perspectives and artistic styles. The zine’s content is printed on 100gsm Evolution Uncoated 100% Recycled paper, ensuring a high-quality finish that is both sustainable and visually stunning.

The Print Specs

The zine measures 220x157mm, making it a compact and portable piece of art. The 4pp cover is printed onto 300gsm silk with a gloss lamination to the outer, giving it a glossy and professional finish. The 124pp text is printed onto 100gsm Evolution Uncoated 100% Recycled paper, ensuring a high-quality finish. The zine is full colour throughout, trimmed, collated, and perfect bound, making it a durable and long-lasting piece of art. ✨

A Testament to Self-Publishing

Fruitlands Zine Issue 2 is a testament to the power of self-publishing. The zine was printed by Ex Why Zed, a leading zine printer in the UK. The zine showcases the creative freedom that self-publishing offers, allowing artists to express their creativity without the constraints of traditional publishing. The zine is a shining example of how self-publishing can be a viable alternative to traditional publishing, offering artists the freedom to create and distribute their work on their own terms.

Other Exemplary Zines

Ex Why Zed has a rich portfolio of zines that celebrate diversity and creativity. The Bristol Germ Issue 3 is a zine that explores the underground music scene in Bristol. The Shellsuit Zombie Issue 6 is a zine that showcases the work of young creatives in the UK. The Cunning Folk Magazine The Air Issue is a zine that explores the intersection of folklore and modern life. The Moof Magazine Issue 6 is a zine that celebrates the psychedelic music and art scene. Each of these zines is a testament to the power of self-publishing and the creative freedom it offers.


Fruitlands Zine Issue 2 is a shining example of the power of self-publishing and the creative freedom it offers. The zine is a celebration of diversity and creativity, showcasing a variety of perspectives and artistic styles. Whether you’re an artist looking to express your creativity or a reader in search of diverse and unique content, Fruitlands Zine Issue 2 is a testament to the power of zine printing and the creative possibilities it offers.

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And read further press coverage on the excellent Fruitlands:

The Guardian – Zine Queens

Promoting diversity and representing women on their own terms, female-led, DIY zines are on the rise in the UK. Here, the industry’s rising stars reveal how they’re reshaping the genre on their own terms.

The British media has a diversity problem. Research at City University last year found the industry to be 94% white, 86% university-educated and 55% male, with women largely relegated to junior positions. But there is one area of the media where the future is looking decidedly female: independent magazine publishing.

If modern feminism is multifaceted by nature, there now seems to be an independently published magazine or zine for every one of those faces. There’s Sabat, which explores modern witchcraft through a feminist lens; Typical Girls, which sets out to show there’s no such thing; the women-only zine Girls Club; female general interest mag Lyra, and Private-Eye-meets-Vogue satirical glossy Mushpit. Elsewhere, Riposte, “the smart magazine for women”; Burnt Roti, which showcases the talent of south-Asian women; gal-dem, the print version of the popular website for women of colour of the same name; and feminist indie mags Ladybeard and Fruitlands are amplifying women’s voices, championing female writing and challenging ideas about what a women’s magazine can be.

These publications tap into a rich history of female protest in print. “Obviously, there are lots of women in the media, but they rarely control every aspect of a magazine and it’s even rarer that they own it,” says Phoebe Lindsley of Fruitlands. “Historically, women have taken control of the way they are represented by publishing on their own terms. Think of Spare Rib and the riot-grrrl zines of the 90s. By having our own magazine, we can control and direct every element of our message.”



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