On this episode of CraftSanity you’re going to hear a conversation with Justine Telfer, editor and publisher of the Melbourne, Australia-based zine, MixTape. I love this self-published craft zine because it’s put together with passion and offers interesting commentary on the world of art and craft.
Mixtape started publishing in 2007 and is all about “making time for the small things.” It’s mission is to document the “collision of craft, eco-cool and pop culture kitsch.” Three hundred copies of the first issue were photocopied and sold out. The demand forced the purchase of a home laser jet printer. Now the 1,500 copies are printed professionally in full-color and shipped to subscribers around the world.
Justine, 36, shares the story of how she started MixTape with a friend and continues to grow the publication on her own two years later. This podcast was especially fun for me since making a zine of my own is on my to-do list.
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