VLOG: December 2020

Welcome to our December 2020 updates! We hope you had a fantastic festive season, and we want to wish you the happiest of new years! We hope 2021 is treating you well! In today‚Äôs vlog, we will be travelling back in time a little, and sharing with you all the wonderful things we got up […]

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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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How To: Make Plectrum Earrings

In this tutorial, Chloe will take you through the step-by-step process of transforming your plectrums into earrings! This is such a fantastic project to upcycle your old plectrums, as well as making cool and unique jewellery easily and cheaply. This is a beginner’s level tutorial, and you will only need a few simple tools and […]

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How To: Fold a Mini-Zine

In this tutorial, Chloe will take you through the step-by-step process of making a mini-zine from a single sheet of paper. Mini-zines are a staple in all zine-maker’s repertoires, and they make for a great introduction for those just starting out in the world of zines. This is a beginner’s level tutorial, and you will […]

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Welcome to Coin-Operated Press!

Coin-Operated press is an artist-led organisation established in 2020. We are based in Scotland and run by zine-makers Katie Mayes and Chloe Henderson. We host workshops, run zine fairs, create educational online content, produce, publish, and distribute zines. What is a zine? A zine is a booklet-style artwork that you make yourself, and give away, […]

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