Sunday, 25 February 2007

giggles + shits presents... "LUVVV SUXXX"

Here's how I envisaged the zine looking...

(they are thumbnails, click on 'em to see the bigger pics - the larger the window, the larger the image)

The wonky, poorly cut, crappily stapled version is truly shoddy in comparison.

Yup, I know there are still typos and grammatical errors, and that some of the text's still blurry, if any of the pages can't be read tell me (via comments) and I'll post up the words in beautiful 12pt Times New Roman.

Some opinions would be nice too.

shits indeed...

I have doodoo for brains.

Note to self: do not take your zine to the printers when you haven't slept for 40 hours, 'cos you'll fuck it up.

Who knew photocopiers clip pages? Apparently they too, like printers, have margin allowances. Silly ol' me printed 20 copies of the zine, only to realise that the Kinko's machine had sheared off 3mm on every side. How rude! I then tried slightly reducing the page, but this made half text illegible. So my vexed self returned to the mind-numbing world of Photoshop again. I spent 2 hours reducing pages, changing fonts, printing blah...

As well as cerebral hemispheres full of faeces, I also happen to hate editing. Seriously. I rarely proofread anything, not even phone texts. So I failed to realise that the text I had used for the second layout was copied from an older layout had typos and missing text.

I headed back to Kinkos where the staff had spent their time reading my discarded copies from earlier. Cue the dismayed glances. Who said "smut peddler"? I copied the new layout, guillotined for an hour then put it together and out crawled another hiccup.

Anyway, in addition to my editing-hatin'-shit-filled-cranium, I have a bad case Tight Assitis. Thus, I couldn't be bothered to print out another hundred pages -think of the trees! (and my wallet). Consequently the paper zine is WONKY, it's the Flava Flav of bedroom publications i.e. messed up but still loveable. Apologies, but that adds charm right?

Oh yea, I also accidently lopped off some of the edges of a few pages, botched some fonts (you'll need specs to read 'em), and even crapped up the stapling. Typical.

Woe is me.

Not to worry though. I shall post up the pages in large type either tonight or tomorrow.

This post is longer than planned. I could read and cut out the emphemera, but I would consider that editing, and like I already said, I don't do that shit.

Friday, 23 February 2007


Woop! Woop!

The 'zine is finished and shall hit the press in a couple of hours. 2 weeks of non-stop labour whilst trying to stave off pharyngitis, laryngitis and a common cold. i look like shit but the 'zine is sweet for a very lo-tech publication. Aah I'm rambling...

Welcome the blog of Giggles and Shits, a subversive craft zine created by a bored girl from Peckham. It’s full of Blue Peter-esque projects for adults. If you have no interest in making things or are allergic to scissors and glue, then it is probably not for your sort, but you should have a go at them anyway. The first issue is a tad x-rated, and it could have been better, but I ran out of ideas and out of time (there was penis-shaped iPod cosy that didn’t make the cut). All the projects cost less than a fiver to make, the materials are pretty cheap and can be found in art shops and markets.

Fatal flaw: I appear to have lost the USB cord for my digital camera so I won't be able to upload any pics or photo tutorials for the 'zine projects until I find it. Sorry.

If you need any help or info, please feel free to email me at

Wednesday, 14 February 2007