Artist Hannah Whitlow and Dizzy Ink staged the fourth annual Zine Festival at Rough Trade in Nottingham.

The zine festival took place in the afternoon at the independent record store, Rough Trade, on Saturday, 4 November.

The annual free event celebrates the the work of amateur magazine designers in Nottingham.

Stall holders were able to showcase their latest drawings and design work in zines which were available for the public to buy, alongside live readings, talks and DJ sets running throughout the day between 12pm and 6pm.

Local artist designing a new zine.

Organiser Benjamin Kay, 27, one half of design studio Dizzy Ink, said: “Printing and making the zines is an important way of being able to communicate a freer sort of capacity.”

The idea of the festival was to bring artists together in the community to celebrate print and people’s self-expression.

“YOU CAN HAVE THE FREEDOM TO MAKE A ZINE ABOUT WHAT YOU PREFER.”
BENJAMIN KAY, organiser

Steve Carlton, 31, of Manchester’s Salford zine library, said: “Despite social media taking first place it can boost the zine community and help spread people’s art out there into the world.”

The specially-designed zines reflected the voices of the artists and gave them the opportunity to get their thoughts and feelings out to the community.