I was thinking about how to present the next issue of ‘Telaic Fantasy‘ (just because I have a model that works doesn’t mean I can leave it at that – that’s just not the way I am!). I wanted a cover with integral pockets, so I played about folding a piece of paper in various ways, and found something that worked. It’s slightly smaller than I would have preferred, so whether it will actually be the model for the next TF remains to be seen (although I can always add extra pages, to compensate).
But I had some magazines lying around in my room, and I used them to experiment with the format rather than using up my printer paper. I thought the combination of pretty pictures and random text worked really well – I love the idea of having a notebook with something to read on the cover, when you get bored!
Rather than have a roomful of empty prospective zine covers, I stapled some blank paper in the middle of the prototypes to make mini notebooks. Okay, so I thus used up some of my printer paper, anyway, but now it’s in handy notebook form, so justifiable! Notebooks are like bags (no, really!) – you can just never have too many.
Click here for the how-to & template to make your own notebook out of the page of a magazine (or whatever).