Be My Valenzine?

Will you be my Valenzine? Chloe drew this illustration as a greeting card design for Coin-Operated Press and we are a little bit in love with it! You can check it out now in the Coin-Op Shop and grab your own Valenzine cards to send off to all the wonderful folks in your life that […]

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HOW TO: Hallozine Cover Design

Hi there, my name is Chloe Henderson and welcome to Coin-Operated Press! As you can probably tell, I am getting into a spooky mood! It’s October, and we are just about to release our Hallozine. Thank you so much for all of your submissions! There were so many, and we were really really honoured to […]

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SHOP: Hallozine

Spooky scary skeletons called our contributors forth to submit their hair-raising work to our very first Coin-Operated Press Hallozine! Grab your broomstick, sharpen your fangs, carve your pumpkins, and channel all of your ghostly energy to enjoy the creepy creations in our Halloween zine! In this zine you will find poetry, illustrations, recipes, short stories, […]

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How To: Blackout Poetry

What is Blackout Poetry? A blackout poem is created most often using a black marker, to cover established text, for example: newspaper articles, cut up book pages, magazines, letters, etc. The creator redacts the words from the established text using the marker until a poem is formed. The most important thing to remember about blackout […]

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REVIEW: A Toilet is a Wishing Well

We are cautiously taking steps further from our doorsteps as lock-down measures in Scotland are easing.  Generator Projects has reopened at long last and a few days ago I was able to rescue Frankenstein from the vaults. Chloe Henderson created this art piece for Leith Theatre’s Halloween spectacular, “Monster Stramash”, and it was then placed […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Festivals!

Coin-Operated Press Festivals Zine! Applications are now open! We were so gutted to learn that the Edinburgh Festivals were cancelled this year – and so many other wonderful festivals throughout the world –  due to Covid-19! This is a massive blow to the art community, so we wanted to celebrate our love for festivals, music, […]

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