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Join Slingshot for the art party to make issue #129
Date Saturday April 13
Time 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorSlingshot collective
Location Details
Long Haul Infoshop - 3124 Shattuck Berkeley - 510-540-0751 - 2 blocks from Ashby BART - corner of Woolsey and Shattuck
All day Saturday April 13 and April 14 from 10 am - late.

Join the Slingshot miracle that happens each issue to make the art. The miracle is when random people who have never met the Slingshot collective drop in and spend either a few minutes up to all all day Saturday and Sunday making the layout, hand-writing headlines, and drawing art. Slingshot makes the paper by hand, meaning that each page is physically pasted together by cutting up the text, graphics and hand-drawn headlines and gluing them together with sticky wax. This gives the paper the Slingshot look but also makes the process more collective and accessible, since you don't have to know particular computer programs or have other special skills to make a page. In a world choking on standardization and computerization, making art by hand is personally liberating and embodies the world we are trying to create. But you do have to stop looking at facebook to do it.

During layout weekend, people take one or more pages to design, which they do individually, but everyone is hanging around together at the Long Haul while it is happening. We eat together, take turns being DJ, gossip and joke, and people come and go throughout the weekend. Layout is kind of like a party with pens, rulers and razor blades.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 10th, 2019 2:17 PM

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