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Back in August of 2008, we were invited to put on a workshop at 18 Reasons Gallery in San Francisco, so we decided to do a workshop on writing your own art manifesto. That workshop is now in zine format!

This guide discusses why we like to talk about manifestos, types of manifestos, and good ways to brainstorm ideas for your manifesto. It also includes a mini-workbook with questions that are sure to get you thinking, and 4 improv manifestos that we wrote during the original workshop.

Red cardstock cover, 16 pages, black and white.

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Celeste Christie
Steve Damewood

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Our philosophy is to create art that is affordable for broke people like us. We use the small profit margins on our zines and buttons to subsidize projects and giveaways - we often give away zines or buttons in exchange for participation in one of our events.

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So You Wanna Write a Manifesto


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