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May 26th, 2011  |  Published in Zines  |  2 Comments

Speak-easy #12

Sorry for the accidental blog hibernation – I’ve been crazy-busy cranking out copies of my latest zine, which is about food.

Speak-easy #12

If you’re at all zine-curious, this issue features a ton of great people in it, including interviews with Lemonpi, Nick Palumbo of Gelato Messina, Angie Schiavone of Everyday Eats, Levins of The Dip and Alon Sharman of Restaurant Arras.

Speak-easy #12

Peach writes a fun piece about what it was like to carry out a marriage proposal in a restaurant and Blake Thompson details his epic attempt to eat at Noma in Copenhagen. I also love Al Grigg’s two cents on why he loves “crap food”. Dave Regos picks out some memorable meals from on-the-road travelling in the USA (some memorable for extraordinarily wrong reasons). Mark Drew scavenged for something to eat during the quake crisis in Tokyo.

Speak-easy #12

There’s also ace artwork by Greedy Hen, Grace Lee (see below!) and Will Reichelt.

Speak-easy #12

And there are a few bits I wrote for it (and cut/folded/stuck/stamped for it, too). If you’re in any way keen on a copy, you can get it online for $10 (plus postage) here. Thanks to all the people who dropped by at the MCA Zine Fair to snap one up on the weekend, you’re all exceptionally ace!

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  1. Adrian says:

    nice. just wondering what sort of program you used to create the zine.. thanks!

  2. leetranlam says:

    Hi Adrian,

    I used InDesign to lay it out (but it is a very basic, two-column layout, you could probably get the same effect in any old word processor) and then manually cut/pasted/stuck in all the photos, paper cut-outs, etc. Hope that helps.

    Please make a zine, I’d love to read it (if your fine blog is anything to go by)!

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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The lovely banner is by friend and ultra-talented illustrator Grace Lee.

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