Cross CUNY Campus Collab ZINE Project

Project Title – “Cross CUNY Campus/Course Collaborative ZINE”

We will have a full lab session to work on and prepare our zine collaboration project this week and next during our class time. This project is a collaborative exploration with CUNY BMCC MMA100, Foundation of Graphic Design students.

Design Project Specifications – You have been selected to contribute 1 page to a collaborative magazine that produces a quarterly publication in both a DIY – Do it Yourself printed edition and an online digital version.

Your submission to the publication will creatively communicate:

“How technology and creativity are powerful learning tools for inspiration, digital storytelling and design.”

You have the creative freedom to produce and generate your contributions with full autonomy as to how you experience or define them, however, your final submissions should display an integrated composition of imagery (use of layers and opacity) along with descriptive verbiage typeset creatively.

***Size Requirements – 8.5 X 11 inches vertical, please.

Usage of Imagery – Students should NOT randomly use images that are found on the Internet, especially with-out proper attribution to its creator. Please refer to this resources page and work from the numerous repositories of public domain and creative commons sources – go here –

Software Skill Showcase – Over the past weeks we have toggled through learning various techniques and methods working with both adobe photoshop. All image related composing and manipulations should be generated in photoshop, saved as both a .psd file (photoshop format – so you can edit the file if you need to later) and File-> export -> save for web/legacy as a .jpeg file. (for the web)

Completed Submissions – 

1. Students will publish their completed pages along with a blog post describing the process and meaning of the page. You may write the post as a tutorial that maps your process from start to finish.

2. Students will save all of their work and submit one high resolution jpeg. image for the digital zine publication on the CT101 website as well as a printed copy for the print version of the Zine. (E-mail this file to me –

The works will also appear on the BMCC MMA100 website on the CUNY Academic Commons (much like the Gif the Portrait Project) you will later be asked to comment on the works of the BMCC students.

**Due date – All Submissions must be in no later than Thursday May 3rd.

***I will give a demonstration on creating this project in class this week.

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