Zines are like pieces of art.
When displayed in a collection, their colors mesh together to bring out an incredible, eclectic look. I always think about different ways to display my zine collection, but honestly, they’ve remained in my bookshelf :( With a house move imminent, I’m thinking about how I’d like to display my zines that I’ve gathered over the years from zine swaps and different zine fests in the US from now on so that they’re more visible in our living space while adding a bit of pop and interest to the room.
Zines have made such a significant impact on my life I want to show them off. Here are some ideas I’m toying with. How do you display your zines? Got any other ideas? Pop them in the comments below.
How well do these Lookshelves by Libbie Grove Design integrate into this living space? I love the contrast with the colors against the white walls. Having a holder in the front also is perfect for zines to hold them in place without falling off while displaying their vivid colors.
It looks like the Lookshelves themselves are made by constructing a frame to hold the zines, and then some dowel in the front. This might spark some inspiration for building your own kind of Lookshelf at home.
2. Postcard Hanger
I can see this being an excellent zine storage solution when short on space. Pick a tight spot in a bedroom or a small wall in the living room to place a wall-mounted postcard holder. You could then put the zines by category in the holder. It’s a quick, inexpensive solution that looks pretty cool too.
3. Horizontal Hangers
Another favorite, although this display uses postcards, it’s transferable to zines. To achieve this look hang some vertical wire and use either bulldog clips or small wooden pegs that you can get from a craft store to hang your zines. Add more hanging space as your zine collection grows.
I like how the display is near a table; it makes for a great conversation piece.
Wow! This display is impressive! I don’t think it would make for the most practical zine display; I love how it looks. These books appear to be stuck to the wall, but if you could achieve a similar look with zines while still picking them up and reading through them, it would make an incredible zine display.
5. Zine Bin
Like a book bin in this example, why not create a zine bin?
The advantage of this approach is that it’s moveable, and if you’ve got restrictions on what you can hang on walls, this is a good alternative. Group your zines by subject matter. And I like the pattern on the inside of this bin too. Very retro!
6 Compact Zine Display for Creators
What a practical solution to storing zines in a creative space! I love the use of the pegboard and how the shelves are made from wood offcuts. This display allows you also to store zine-making craft supplies in a small space. I’ll be keeping this idea handy for my zine-creating area once our move is complete! It goes to show, you don't need to get too fancy to have a great looking zine display!
I hope this has sparked some fun zine display ideas for you too, check out thankubody’s Zine Storage Pinterest board for more zine display inspiration!