September 2016

A-ZINES by EXILE Books

For Immediate Release - August 8th, 2016
Miami, Florida

EXILE Books is pleased to announce the upcoming release of A–ZINES,
a commemorative publication documenting our five-month residency
at HistoryMiami Museum. While installed at the museum February through June 2016, EXILE Books celebrated zines, which are small circulation, do-it-yourself publications that are accessible and democratic, easy to reproduce and distribute. EXILE invited members of the creative community to host zine-making workshops utilizing HistoryMiami’s vast resource library and collection. Offsite, EXILE extended its endeavors at HistoryMiami throughout the county, congregating audiences at public gathering points from Little Haiti to Little Havana to Coconut Grove to generate zines about each neighborhood.

A–ZINES compiles our collaborations into a new zine that reflects Miami’s diverse community, taking the pulse of counterculture while charting an alternative story. Designed to reflect the unique nature of each workshop, A–ZINES is composed of various textural layers of paper, color, and imagery artists have selected and repurposed from the HistoryMiami archives. Peeling back page after page, the reader feels as though they’re perusing Miami’s open ended histories, envisioning them in a fresh way. Bound simply with two metal eyelets and divided chronologically into ten “chapters”, each is dedicated to showcasing themes of a particular zine-making event. A–ZINES provides a platform for a reader’s own (re)interpretation of our community’s histories. This is our multi-faceted Miami, a city simultaneously existing in both re-tellings of the past and projecting visions of our future.

A–ZINES is available for purchase at exilebooks.com For additional information, please contact Amanda Keeley at amanda@exilebooks.com

A-ZINES A collection of Miami’s open-ended histories, Revisited by EXILE Books
EXILE Books, Miami, Florida
Release date: September 15, 2016
21 pages, edition of 100
Designed by Studio Hello Gusto with Elia Khalaf

This publication was made possible by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and HistoryMiami Museum. EXILE’s residency at HistoryMiami is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.