Pre-mixed drinks in a tin are surely one of the best inventions of modern times and have saved many a tedious journey or picnic for many of us. Stick your twee, gin in a teacup bullshit, gin in a tin is not messing about.
As they’ve grown in popularity, more and more options are available. I feel like I’ve become a bit of an oficianado when it comes to pre mixed gin and tonic (or gin in a tin) as I like to call it, so I decided to make this zine. It looks at a range of premixed drinks, reviewing them based on their taste, appearance and value for money.
This is a 12 page zine that has been risograph printed in Brighton by the excellent Dopple Press, using hunter green ink (so in keeping with the international colour of gin, green), so there will be slight variations in the print from zine to zine.
This July I went on a little holiday to Glasgow, the Isle of Bute and Newcastle, had a great time and decided to make a zine about it. Amongst other things, the zine features stuff on getting the sleeper train from London to Glasgow, an ode to all the amazing carbs I ate, what happens when a bunch of radical librarians end up in a karaoke bar, what I think Metro Ken from the Newcastle Metro looks like, why you should visit Bute, and the recipe for a Buckfast negroni.
At our staff conference this year I ran a workshop showing a group of people how to make mini zines. This is what I came up with in 50 minutes: Victorian ladies being threatening.
A poster for the national gathering that’s happening this July in Glasgow. Come along!