GD THESIS 2022
In 1967 sci-fi zines erupted from crude typewriters and hungry fans when Star Trek hit the
big screen. Fanzines are small self-published magazines that can range in topics and even
styles. Zines keep evolving as each new technology energizes their content and format.
Rainbow Sunshine Zine delves into the material creation of the zine format spanning the late 1960s to the present and beyond. This project incorporates the physical, to the static digital, to the prototyped fanzine. Rainbow Sunshine is a meta-zine, creating a physical timeline of zine production from the limitations of early home brew design to the limitless digital creation and dissemination. This zine is also more than that, it’s a love letter to all fan creators as well as fandom itself.