Applesauce Industries

We're a four person art collective that emphasizes on creating one of a kind zines featuring our photography, words, and illustrations. Each member has their own distinct style and template to present. We've been making zines for the last 10 years and we continue to push the boundaries we know and make something new and unique. This year we will produce a whole new set of film photography zines.

City:west covina
  • Photography
  • Cultural
  • Illustration
Logo/Graphic

What are your current zines about?

Our current zines are continuous photographic journey as we're always shooting new images daily. We explore our surroundings while still looking for new and unseen faces and places.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Photocopying
  • Screenprinting
  • Digital

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Stapled
  • Saddlestitched

When did you start making zines ... and why?

We all came from creative backgrounds where some of us made home made diy zines. We came together to support one another's ideas where we utilize graphic design to serve our photography on a different platter.

How do you create your zine content?

Each of our zines is different, some will explore one area extensively where others are random house some of our favorite snap shots.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

We love independent publishing because we're free to put out whatever crazy ideas we have. There are no rules or guidelines, just free space to fill. Publishing our own zines is one of the most rewarding ways to express ourselves artistically.

What does the future of zines and independent publishing look like to you?

The future is bright, every day more and more people become aware of zines and realize how great they are. We love to utilize trading and communicating with artists all over the globe.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Our favorite part is getting to connect with people that appreciate what we do.

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

The biggest challenge can sometimes be a financial one. We get these intense ideas and want to do so much but then we have to consider our budget. Of course we're not making these to live off of but we still want to be okay with selling them at a decent price while still keeping some to the side for trades.