'''Red Letter Day''' is a
[[mail art ]] and correspondence [[zine ]] written and produced by [[Jennie Hinchcliff ]] ([[PodPost]], Bubble and Squeek). |+|
'''Red Letter Day''' is a mail art and correspondence zine written and produced by Jennie Hinchcliff.
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|−|Dedicated to making ordinary mail extraordinary, each issue contains articles relating to mail art, book/show reviews, and techniques for use in mail art. Artists submit artwork for each themed issue and are featured not only in the zine itself, but in a photo CD which is included with the zine. Red Letter Day is handbound and often incorporates vintage ephemera , interesting papers or unusual folding techniques. This zine comes out four times a year in an edition of two hundred copies per issue. Subscriptions are available upon request. |+|
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|−|Zine Libraries and collections where Red Letter Day can be found: |+|
Red Letter Day :
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|−|*[[the Little MagaZine Collection]], San Francisco Public Library |+|
|−|*San Diego State University West Coast Zine Collection |+|
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|−|Jennie Hinchcliff can often be found at the following events, with a stack of the most current issue: |+|
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|−|* Alternative Press Expo,([[APE]]), San Francisco, CA. | |
|−|* [[San Francisco Zine Fest]], San Francisco, CA. | |
|−|* [[Portland Zine Symposium]], Portland, OR. | |
|−|* Bay Area Book Arts Jam, Los Altos, CA. | |
|−|* PCBA Book Arts and Printer's Fair, San Francisco, CA. | |
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|−|[[Category:Zine ]] [[Category: Zines from the U.S.A.]] [[Category: Mail Art ]] [[Category:California Zines]] |+|
Revision as of 21:39, 22 August 2011
Red Letter Day is a mail art and correspondence zine written and produced by Jennie Hinchcliff. The first issue was published in the summer of 2005.
Each issue of Red Letter Day contains articles related to mail art, mail art exhibitions, and interviews with other mail artists from around the world. Usually, each issue of Red Letter Day revolves around a theme; artists submit artwork which is then featured in the zine. Each copy of the zine is bound by hand and often incorporates vintage ephemera or unusual “inclusions” (artistamps, printed matter, etc.).
Initially, Red Letter Day was intended to be a quarterly zine; suffice to say, the size and scope of producing a 60+ page zine in an edition of 200 required a generous amount of time and energy. Taking a hiatus from RLD production in 2006, Jennie took time to co-author the book "Good Mail Day" (Quarry Books, 2009) with fellow zine maker Carolee Gilligan-Wheeler.
Since 2009, Red Letter Day has produced a variety of one shot zines. Subject matter often deals with mail art, correspondence, or fluxus. Titles include:
Waiting (in English and Japanese)
Hello! My Name Is Mail Art
Flux(Us): A Love Story
In 2010, Red Letter Day launched the blog “Everyday Should Be a Red Letter Day”, which chronicles Jennie’s adventures in the world of mail art: www.redletterdayzine.wordpress.com
Zine Libraries and collections where Red Letter Day can be found:
The Little MagaZine Collection, San Francisco Public Library
San Diego State University West Coast Zine Collection
Multnomah County Library Zine Collection
Jennie Hinchcliff/Red Letter Day participates in the following zine/artist book events:
Tokyo Art Book Fair
New York Art Book Fair
San Francisco Zine Fest
Alternative Press Expo (APE)
Pacific Center for the Book’s Book Arts and Printer’s Fair