Claudia Miranda
UX + XR designer, new media artist, and content creator living in Oakland, CA

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East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest 2013

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I published my first zine when I was a sophomore in high school. It was a bit misguided - some rehashed content from Thrasher magazine that I hoped would ingratiate the cute skater boys, some of my friend's explicit "poetry" and my own outsider poems. I made a few on-off zines after that which just ended up being little art books - they didn't get copied and distributed. So when I moved the the East Bay and got peeks at the uber DIY culture here, and then realized there was a whole festival dedicated to the craft of self publishing, it wasn't long before I was laying out pages to create my own offering. My parter and I got to work and signed up for a table at the 2014 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest under the name Sinew Avenue (more on this later). I got a chance to walk around and capture some of the tables and oh-so-eastbay folks (check out the older gent with the "punks not dead" patch!) Here are some photos from the event.

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Admission is free and it is in Berkeley right by the BART. For more info: East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest