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This weekend is the second annual Chicago Zine Fest co-sponsored by companies like Renegade Handmade and Quimby's held at the Conway Center in the South Loop. If you're headed sown south, and you need one recommendation of a nifty zine to pick up, look no further because the third issue of Qlix just dropped.
Qlix, as described by publisher Tenisha Anderson is a 'mag in a bag' focusing on emerging and innovative talents in the international fashion and art industries.
The concept of Qlix was realized when Tenisha, being such a conniseur of fashion mags, that she is wasn't able to effectively navigate and preserve the traditional glossies that she loved. Hence the multiple fold-out art poster format that she has come up with. Each issue of Qlix (series of posters) comes in an envelope with targeted inserts and a limited edition trinket. The photo spreads are a dreamy mix of international photographers and the illustrators have impressed us thus far? but the fourth issue is still being concieved.
Issue three is on sale now for $5 in person and $3 for shipping if you don't want to leave the house. In it you'll find the common thread of collage as represented by the innovative international underdogs who she has sourced for this issue. The three illustrators in this issue, Jack O'Brien of London, Paulo Caravello of Helsinki and Sara Rabin of New York have been commissioned to collaborate on an exquisite corpse drawing. You'll also find the photographs and writings of Saar Grolleman who meandered the Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade in Chiang Mai among many many other imaginarium-esque posters and sartorialisms.
· Qlix [Official Site]
· Chicago Zine Fest [Official Site]