zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hobby Horse

from One Minute Zine Reviews by DJ Frederick

Simon Yates has an eye for the curious and unusual and shares his interests through publishing HobbyHorse. Unlike the prancing pony toys of childhood, you’ll have to hang ontight once you step into this roller coaster. The two issues Simon graciouslysent to me are packed with intriguing articles referencing a copious range oftopics. Reading Hobby Horse one learns about the development of transatlanticcables in the 19th century and the roles of William Thompson (LordKelvin) and Wildman Whitehouse in making modern transatlantic communication areality. There’s a story describing the Lizard Man of Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe.Yates shares a biography of the enigmatic astronomer and mathematician Hypatiaof Alexandria. In Hobby Horse you can learn how to build an Aeolian harp and apsychedelic “dream machine”. Where else can you find all of this coolinformation in one place? Nowhere.

Zines like Hobby Horse embody the possibilities and endlesscreativity that zines have to offer readers. For more information write to POBox 1879 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012.

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