The other day I mentioned I received a zine, A Collection of Presentations, Cartographical in Nature: Patreon Maps, Vol. 1, created by +matt jackson. A collection of his maps accompanied by flavor text to bring the maps alive.
The physical nature of the zine is incredible. Matt pays a lot of attention to the details. To the paper he selects for the cover and inside pages, to the stitch binding and to the rounded corners. Matt has made his zine into a piece of art beyond the content.
His layout is simple and effective. A short write up on one side of the page and the accompanying map. I couldn't capture the true color of the pages. It looks like yellowed antique pages from an old tome.
Matt chose a font to give the appearance his zine was written with an old typewriter.
You can see here that he hand bound each zine. And each map has a footnote that gives the name of the map and the date it was published.
Matt has created a zine that sets the bar for me. It seriously is an fantastic zine. And while I am singing the praises of Matt, the guy is humble and generous. This month he is leading a funding drive for Wounded Warriors. You can join in the drive by either joining his Patreon page and donate for every map that's published. He's got top-notched guys lined up. You'll get enough maps to run an entire campaign without ever having to pick up a pencil. Or if you just want to donate direct please click on WWP Project page. Matt's looking to raise $1000 and he has already raised over $400. He's running it for the month of July. Let's see if we can smash the shit out of that $1000 goal!