Random illustrated mini zines from the Mini Zine Box Set published by Bananafish Books (Shanghai).
A Mini Zine is a palm-sized, flash fiction, handmade artist’s book, with many lovely names and monikers like little monster zines, micro books, Mame-hon (Japanese: bean-books), and more. Inspired during a trip to Japan, Bananafish initiated an art project adapting the concept of this book format, in order to offer new experience of reading on paper and stimulate communication between the bookmakers and the readers. This series of Mini Zines is characterized by it’s super concentrated but rich contents, delicate quality of paper craft, and a bearable lightness both for the hands and the mind.
Each mini zine is 43 mm. x 56 mm. with a concertina fold. The topics include comic stories, art works, poetry, short stories, graphic works, architecture, folk art, and more.
Bananafish Mini Zine has exhibited to 15 cities in and out of China, from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou to HongKong, London, Portugal, Taipei and the coming city of Oslo.