La MERMA

Hello guys! We're Merma, a young design lab and publishers based in Mexico. We just created some sort of experimental 'zines': a labyrinthine document composed of various quasi-autobiographical interventions of heterogeneous sui generis people. The zine is the hopscotch-like fiction of those pieces assembled.

City:GUADALAJARA
  • Poetry/Literary
  • Photography
  • Cultural
  • Illustration
  • Comics

Logo/Graphic

What are your current zines about?

Most of them are mainly about creative waste of really brave and talented collaborators, who are willing to send us their work and let us mixed, ripped, collage or reinterpreted it just to find new ways or questions of it.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Digital
  • Other

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

  • Folded
  • Stapled
  • Saddlestitched
  • Hand-stitched

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

It was in the end of 2015, we realize that all revolutions or movements started from a printed media.

How do you create your zine content?

Not in a very conventional way, we generally gather all the info/pieces of work and we break it to pieces, we curate zines to find new alternatives of inspiration, always seeking for new questions.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Is the only transcendent tool we mortals have to communicate straight from our guts.
Never ask for permission, we are not sure if independent publishers can save the world, but for sure a world without independent published media will be lost.

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

NO future, just means to an end, if we keep going, the flow of ideas will keep nourishing, incubating, one day someone will get inspired from a phrase he once read, in a random expo he once cross by....... and everything changed.

What was your first zine called? What was it about?

In-medias-res, In latin it means, "start from a middle point". It relates to all we believe in, even the M of MERMA can be a zigzag never ending line. Who knows when we started? nobody cares, We only care in THAT thing you are reading, NOW.

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

breaking the natural form of a zine, the shape and bindings of the most common formats, we want to not be seen by the ordinary printed form. The main challenge is to shape the publication as a way to provoque dialogue.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

That they are all invited to collaborate in this platform, we are creatures of transformation, pieces that where sent to us suffered from a severe hand on manipulation, generally this creates new ways of thinking and communicating. Be aware, the MERMA IS COMING!

The only downside of MERMA is that its inevitable.

Logo/Graphic
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What are your current zines about?

Most of them are mainly about creative waste of really brave and talented collaborators, who are willing to send us their work and let us mixed, ripped, collage or reinterpreted it just to find new ways or questions of it.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Digital
  • Other

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

  • Folded
  • Stapled
  • Saddlestitched
  • Hand-stitched

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

It was in the end of 2015, we realize that all revolutions or movements started from a printed media.

How do you create your zine content?

Not in a very conventional way, we generally gather all the info/pieces of work and we break it to pieces, we curate zines to find new alternatives of inspiration, always seeking for new questions.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Is the only transcendent tool we mortals have to communicate straight from our guts.
Never ask for permission, we are not sure if independent publishers can save the world, but for sure a world without independent published media will be lost.

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

NO future, just means to an end, if we keep going, the flow of ideas will keep nourishing, incubating, one day someone will get inspired from a phrase he once read, in a random expo he once cross by....... and everything changed.

What was your first zine called? What was it about?

In-medias-res, In latin it means, "start from a middle point". It relates to all we believe in, even the M of MERMA can be a zigzag never ending line. Who knows when we started? nobody cares, We only care in THAT thing you are reading, NOW.

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

breaking the natural form of a zine, the shape and bindings of the most common formats, we want to not be seen by the ordinary printed form. The main challenge is to shape the publication as a way to provoque dialogue.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

That they are all invited to collaborate in this platform, we are creatures of transformation, pieces that where sent to us suffered from a severe hand on manipulation, generally this creates new ways of thinking and communicating. Be aware, the MERMA IS COMING!

The only downside of MERMA is that its inevitable.