One of the most challenging--yet rewarding--parts of putting together each issue of DUM DUM Zine is determining the visual elements. Complementing the written work without strangling the words is just as important as showcasing the individual merit of the artwork itself.
It's that time of year again, Dummies--we'll be debuting our annual print issue at this weekend's L.A. Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary @ MOCA. Preview night is tonight from 6-9pm, and we'll be tabling all weekend long!
Issue No. 5, "POST & Present," will be a postcard book featuring the artwork of Christine Nguyen, completed by your short story or visual submission!
Photographer Vivian Martinez spent the summer taking her Instax Fujifilm polaroid camera from piñata stores in L.A. to remote festivals all the way in Joshua Tree, capturing scenes of friendship, music and independence in the spirit of summer.
Get DUM with us this Friday at our "happening"--the culmination of our August residency at Echo Chamber, one hoTT moment. RSVP on Facebook here and see some of your favorite Dummies reading!
Kayla Pongrac Schwerer is a writer, reader, chai tea drinker, and record spinner. When she’s not writing creatively, she’s writing professionally–for two newspapers and a few magazines in her hometown of Johnstown, PA. To read more of Kayla’s work, visit www.kaylapongrac.com.
Holly Day was born in Hereford, Texas, “The Town Without a Toothache.” She and her family currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center. Her published books include the nonfiction books Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, and the poetry...
DUM DUM Zine and our summer guest editor Katharine Hargreaves have teamed up to bring you our DUM SUMMER Map, which celebrates pop-up, DIY, and creative allied spaces throughout Los Angeles. (Oh, and popsicles and bocce ball.) Have a DUM summer, and be sure to check out some of these summer-only activities at our...
Trevor L. Sensor is a writer from Illinois. His first ebook, "Ex-Poems", was released by Peanut Gallery Press in 2014. His work has been featured on Atticus Review, HTMLGiant, Be About It, and Alt Lit Press. Read his ebook here.
Taylor Yates is an L.A. native obsessed with travelling and patterned socks. When she’s not writing and editing for DUM DUM, she’s biking around the reservoir and playing moody bass lines in her living room. She is currently working on an autobiographical anthology. Check out her work here.
This feature began with a simple premise: document white and black things in Los Angeles. I had no intention other than to see if a pattern emerged from working within these restrictions. I’ve had an ongoing love affair with the elements of the Los Angeles cityscape since I moved here: the lines and grid, concrete...