BOOKMACHINE presents: Things My Friends Say

July 20, 2016 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk


You are inivited to the next zine release/art show at BOOKMACHINE books + zines, celebrating the second volume of “Things My Friends Say” by Brianna Meli. The opening reception is Friday, August 5th from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.

Zine Desceiption by the zinemaker:

Things My Friends Say is a celebration of spoken word. Whether it be eloquent or scrambled thoughts blurted out in haste emotion, this zine explores quotes that have made me laugh hard out into this universe, my guts convulsing along side my friends.

As someone existing on this earth, I have always been intrigued by the preservation of quotes; they seem to hold such importance and meaning. So many quotes have resonated for centuries, hystories written and preserved. As both an ode to this tradition, and also a challenge to the form it traditionally takes, Things My Friends Say takes the shape of impulsive language and at times, jargon presented in a formally preserved context.

When collecting quotes for these collections, I give myself one strict rule:

1. I must hear these quotes out loud and in persyn

The result is a fun and often a surprising collection for everyone who ends up inside. Everything is laid out and drawn by my hands, because that’s how I like it!

See you there!


BOOKMACHINE books + zines
Brianna Meli
The Magoski Arts Colony
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk