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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost


Production Time

1 Day

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8 in × 10.5 in


Page Count

48


Paper Stock

Newsprint


Number of Colors

1 (black)

Varnishes


Binding

Saddle-stitch


Typography

ITC Caslon
Univers (get it?)

 

I have a guilty pleasure to confess: It is watching any TV show, no matter how sensationalist or far-fetched, about UFOs, people abducted by UFOs, UFO sightings, UFO cover-ups. You-FO-name-it and I will watch it. And most likely I will believe whatever they are selling, even if it’s looniness. So I was pretty ecstatic when I received Vanessa Lam’s Society for Scientific Inquiry of Paranormal Atmospheric and Cosmic Anomalies infographic zine, printed in black ink — just one strong rub away from ending on your fingers and then your white shirt — on cheap newsprint paper, full of crazy facts, stories and clippings. To boot, Vanessa also did some infographic charts that would make any alien proud. More from Vanessa:

Society for Scientific Inquiry of Paranormal Atmospheric and Cosmic Anomalies (SSIPACA) came about through researching the vast databases available on the internet regarding UFO sightings, abductions, and conspiracies. I found it intriguing that despite all this information we are still none the wiser in terms of where we stand in the universe. This zine is half objective scientific data, half tongue in cheek absurdities. I was inspired by scientific journals, a 1960s Carl Sagan book, and loony conspiracy theories. I decided to print the zine when a few people expressed interest in owning one, and was pleasantly surprised by the relative quickness and painlessness of the whole production procedure. Newsprint made sense as the format of choice as I wanted the zine to look worn, dirty and uneven — the book was first printed out on a laser printer, crumpled, xeroxed, scanned back into the computer then printed onto newsprint. Unpredictable irregularities and glitches I think add to the spirit of the notion of an unknown universe, and I was happy to embrace them.

On of the glitches I noticed — not sure if it was on purpose or not — is that all the fl ligatures were abducted! Leaving the words like “flying” simply “ying.” Cue Twilight Zone theme. For a mere $5.00 you can buy this zine at Vanessa’s site.

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SSIPACA: Infographic UFO Zine

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Production Method

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Design

Vanessa Lam

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Printing

JEJ Print, Inc

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

December 8, 2009

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