Studio Elana Schlenker

Up in the Air zine workshop

Collaborative zine-making workshop conceived with AIGA Houston and Workhorse Printmakers. The workshop kicked off with a short Q&A about our work and approach to design and zine-making, followed by a risograph demonstration by Workhorse. Responding to the theme “Up in the Air” (inspired by Houston’s connections to space_hoveryspace exploration and to the collaborative and unpredictable nature of the workshop itself), participants each designed two distinct pages—one typographic and one image-based—which were printed and layered at random, resulting in an unexpected and wholly collaborative zine. In the spirit of the workshop, we designed the cover in collaboration with Workhorse.

Cover illustration by Travis Smith / Workhorse Printmakers
Interior designed by various workshop participants
Printed by Workhorse Printmakers
Organized by Amanda Thomas / AIGA Houston
Event photographs by Shaoshao Chen


2017 AIGA Foil stamp Iridescent Letterpress Risograph Saddle stitch Union Workhorse Printmakers Workshop Zine