In the Flesh is a self-made zine I created, designed, directed and produced. Printed as a large newspaper broadsheet, it celebrates concert culture, the physicality of music and the emotional attachment listeners have with live music experiences. The zine encourages readers to attend and support venues and grassroots artists, since the popularity boom of streaming and the global pandemic have left many venues facing the threat of permanent closure.
Words by: Amie Woodyatt
Printed by: Newspaper Club
The zine is printed on a newspaper format size 350 x 500 mm to embody similar qualities as the music genres represented within: it’s loud, in your face, has a strong physical presence, and is interactive. If ‘In the Flesh’ were printed on a glossy magazine, reader’s would be more careful when handling it and leaving fingerprints, whereas newspapers are all that more flexible, malleable, and resilient.
Since ‘In the Flesh’ is printed without any binding, the pages can be easily taken apart. For that reason, a poster is included inside for readers to take out and hang up.
Complimenting the zine is a collection of 10 button pins to resonate
with the vibrancy of live music merchandise.