Saturday, May 5, 2012

PISTACHIO ZINE

After TWO MONTHS of hard work, stress, and frustration, I am very very proud to present

PISTACHIO ZINE
CUE FANFARE AND CONFETTI ;_;

Inside you will find: my re-imagining of three different cartoon characters, several of my favorite people telling me what their favorite children's book is and why, an interview with Eline, an article on why Grace Jones is perfect, and much much more!

I hope you find it to be just as refreshing as the ice cream flavor of the same name, and don't forget to begin the playlist (see below) specifically intended to be the soundtrack to this zine!

Somehow, this zine became more and more ambitious as time went by, and this took up a H U G E chunk of my time, SO PRETTY PLEASE WITH CHERRIES ON TOP comment letting me know what you think! (=①ω①=)

THE ZINE


IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES VIEWING THE ZINE EMBEDDED, VISIT HERE! :3

THE INSPIRATION

THE PLAYLIST


LISTEN

Also, as you can see, I dyed my hair pink for the occasion~ ^.~
♥,
Kailey

58 comments:

  1. OMG, YOUR HAIR?~?~?~~?~?~?~?~?!!!!!!!

    also...THE ZINE! <3 <3 <3

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  2. .......um,that was one of the best zines I've ever read in my life......I didn't want it to end.That was so good I'm *speechless*.Great Job and I cannot wait for the next one!!♥♥

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  3. Your hair looks fantastic!
    Had a flip through it and thought the zine was pretty awesome, will read it properly later on today :) I'm excited.
    Congratulations! The hard work payed off, because it honestly looks fantastic :)

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  4. This...is actually astounding. And I love your hair! And you! And Nel's own contribution w/ the Grace Jones spread. :3 You're such a talent, Kailey! Bursting with creativity. I love that. And I love that childhood was the theme, because I just love kids and being one myself. But it's so incredible, really. Awesome job. I'd pick it up in a heartbeat on a magazine stand. You're a girl after my own aesthetic.

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  5. Love it, it's so awesome! Excellent work. I especially like your illustrations. And I totally had that Firefly My Little Pony (and it came with the VHS of the Firefly movie or episode or whatever that was)... might still have it, I'm not sure. Love your hair too, fellow pinkie! ;)

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  6. 1. You hair is AMAZING 2. The zine is fab, I loved it! The illustrations are great and I just loved the overall concept. Makes me want to do something like that.

    Jade

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  7. It looks so great! I love your illustrations and you clearly put a lot of work into it :) Also Genius of Love is one of my favorite songs ever x

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  8. oh my , i love your hair ! I really like the illustrations , keep up the good work !
    X

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  9. Your zine is awesome!! Great Job :)

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  10. I seriously love everything about this. Congrats and kudos because this is just super duper neatO!
    And your hair!!!!! AMAZEBALLZ to the millionth power!

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  11. OH YOU'VE DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB! I'm completely inspired. How coooool

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  12. My goodness, that was amazing! You talented thing! I can tell you put so much love and effort into that and you should be mega proud! And your hair is fabulous!

    Drea @ Drea's Junkyard

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  13. *screams* Your hair is amazing!!

    A My LittlePony carousel - very clever.

    *gasps* It is AMAZING! Honestly, I LOVE it. It iscute, it is interesting, I have not read these articles before... It's so pretty... I am so impressed. Congratulations.

    xxx

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  14. This zine is gold, it's so relevant to my interests ! Toys ! Children's books ! Grace Jones !
    Congrats , this is really inspiring~

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  15. Your blog is just simply amazing!! :) <3

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  16. Wonderful, love the trip down memory lane segment. And your hair is magical x

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  17. Kailey well done! I really enjoyed reading your zine, you managed to harness all the cool awesome vibes from your blog into it. The illustrations and the layout are so girly and pretty, its fab! Kudos, keep it up, I can't wait to read the next issue :D PS Grace Jones is a godess xx

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  18. Love,love,love the zine!Of course it's refreshing-design,photography and words-well done! <3

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  19. It's gorgeous, Kailey! I especially loved 'Memory Lane' (I used to own a sky dancer as a kid. I can't believe I forgot about her and the occasional bitch slaps. They were definitely an odd part of her charm)! I'm so proud of you!

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  20. DAMN GIRL. THIS GLITTERS, AND ITS LEGIT GOLD.

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    1. In spite of all things that are keeping me busy, you have inspired me to step up my efforts to create Compact Fuku. Thank you for the warm regards and the inspiration boost. You are remarkable!

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  21. Wow Kailey! I'm completely blown away by this! First of all, I love your hair! Second, what an accomplishment! I love the childhood theme (Polly Pockets!!!) The colour scheme too, is amazing! Will you be doing a second one? I would love to read it! Well Done, you should be very proud of yourself!

    Emma x

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    1. Ahh thank you so so much Emma! I'm thinking that sometime down the road, I will make a Pistachio 2, but I need a long break after all that, hah! :3

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  22. What a beautiful zine! The hard work definitely payed off. Childhood is such an interesting idea for a topic, and you pulled it off fantastically!

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  23. This is one of the loveliest zines I've ever seen! All killer, no filler- and your illustrations are to die for (the colors!). I can't believe it's the very first one you've made. Naturally, I love the playlist too (2 Blur songs, one a b-side?!). Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this. :)

    (Gorgeous hair, by the way)

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  24. THIS IS SO AWESOME. I love your zine! SO MUCH. Utterly rocks. You set the bar high for zine making. ^^

    Plus, pink hair = win. All in all, I'm fangirling over all this. asudaisudasduy xD

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  25. You're zine is really quite amazing. I've been TRYING to put together a zine forever, but you've set the bar a bit too high! Hehe.

    How did you find contributers, if you don't mind me asking. I've seen a few people I'd love to ask, but I'm afraid! o_O

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    1. Hellooo catface, thank you so much!

      A few people came forward when I posted saying I was looking for contributors, but most of them I just asked! I was kind of afraid to at first myself, but you just need to remember that if they say no, 98% of the time it's not a reflection of how they feel about YOU as a person, but they are just too busy at that moment or something along the lines! You can do it!

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  26. you are genius! Love it so much! amazing work. lovely hair. just... awesome!

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  27. eeeee, love it! so pretty and beautiful just like you ♡♡♡

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  28. Oh my god this is so great! Congratulations!!!

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  29. I love it! The colour scheme was absolutely gorgeous, your skills really shine through :)
    Also- I WANT YOUR HAIR.

    Zia
    http://singing-blue.blogspot.ca/

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  30. Ahhhh it looks amazing!!! Your new hair is beautiful too :D big well done on the zine, you did such a good job!
    xxx

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  31. I haven't had time to give it a proper read but I skimmed through and I must say it's AMAZINGLY designed - and I loved your renditions of the comic characters, what a success!! Great job :D Can't wait to sit down and spend some time reading through it a bit more!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca

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  32. Incredible job!!I'm enthusiast and speachless!!
    I love the books review and everything from the design to the editing!!!!
    WOW!
    xxx

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  33. argh your hair!! argh your blog layout...

    I say argh because is argh-some! (awesome!))

    wish i could have been apart ;_;!!! NEXT TIME I PROMISE!! I'm so happy for you !

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    1. wooooow!no wonder it took up so much of your time!it looks so professional! like a real magazine!

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  34. such a prettiness, zine is too beautiful, I love love illustrations.And love your new hair

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  35. Aww it's so cute you must be so proud!!^_^ xx

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  36. you look absolutely flaw-free with pink hair! <3 xx

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  37. oh wow! how much fun is this?! I love your style! :D

    love, polly

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  38. This is really impressive!! Also: you totally pulled me in with Firefly the pony, one of my absolute faves growing up...

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  39. Firstly I want to say, OMG YOUR HAIR I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT (caps totally necessary.) And I'm still freaking out over how P E R F E C T the zine is! The colors, the layout, your AMAZING illustrations and writings. I was so happy to see Eline as your interviewee, too! Her blog has been my favorite for years. <3__<3 I wish I could get the whole thing in a physical copy (it definitely deserves to be in print!)

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    1. SOBS thank you so so much for your kind words angel - your feedback means so much to me! And of course I shall be sending you a copy~~ <3

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  40. All kinds of AWESOME! Thanks to Sunday Girl for the link! Yes the pink hair is wonderful, if only we all could express beauty instead of concealing it.

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  41. You are the cutest, and I love your hair! BTW, your zine is amazing. Saved by the Bell was my favorite show back in the day!

    invasionista

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  42. Oh my goodness, girly! You did a phenomenal job! I love the focus on your childhood memories/obsessions (as well as those of others) and of course Grace Jones. ;) You should definitely be proud. :)

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  43. I have to say, I love the way you did a pink ombre effect with your hair! So cute!

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  44. I'm in awe of how much dedication you put into the zine, it looks so nice. The design work is all so cohesive and eye candy in the best and most literal sense. I bet the printed copy your holding is even better. Can't wait to see what you come up with next and if you ever need a contributor of any sort, drop me an email!

    Ashlyn
    Triple Thread

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  45. Absolutely LOVE the zine!
    Beautiful layout.

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  46. OH my god! I love it, I love the layout and design and it's so darn cute!I wish i had a printed copy, so I could look at it forever, it's sooo pretty!

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  47. LOVE this. will you be selling copies? i am interested in purchasing one : )

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  48. this is absolutely fantastic :D would love a printed copy to keep XD I love your style of illustration and the articles on saved by the bell and old toys, brilliant :D xx

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  49. your zine is amazing!!! so inspiring and I really love the content & design. you did an excellent job! :3

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  50. Aw, I love this! I love the pastel, candy theme you've created for the overall look of the zine. And I love your ode to Sailor Moon (a childhood favorite of mine, as well). I hope you plan on making more of these! :)

    Victoria

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