& how to spot it

Title: No Fake News
by: Deanna Andru
Material: Printed News Print 8.5 x 8.5


This Zine is an attempt to advertise and inform the reader on how to determine if the news they are seeing is actual and verified, or an internet hoax or deception.

Several Zines contain six 2-sided cards (3.5 x 3.5) with examples of fake news, statistics, and refolding instructions, at a classmate's recommendation.

Thank you to classmates in BD IV, who recommended the newspaper, adding refolding instructions, being non-partisan, plus making the spots "sportier" and bigger.

Anyone interested in the image files to fold your own Zine, send an email, share the fun!

Initial concept presentation: NO FAKE NEWS - how to spot the reel news and avoid it.

Design Process

After experimenting with origami letter-fold designs, found the pinwheel letter fold is the simplest to fold and has an ideal place for lettering. After creating the initial prototype, here is how the design was initially plotted out.

After experimenting with origami letter-fold designs, found the pinwheel letter fold is the simplest to fold and has an ideal place for lettering. After creating the initial prototype, here is how the design was initially plotted out.

This is one of the initial ideas for plotting out the message.

This is one of the initial ideas for plotting out the message.

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pinwheel window

This is a highly simplified version of the pinwheel, with a window introducing the topic.

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final fold prototype

This is the final pinwheel design, only the end product has a larger pinwheel, intentionally to allow for larger text and color variation.

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infographic

another option

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plotting it out

and planning for a "spotty" theme using halftone patterns to simulate Sunday comics.

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scanned image

Here I penciled in the folds and scanned the design front and back.

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gathered content information

A World Library and Information Congress publication

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174

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design elements

halftone patterns

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adjustments

adjustments were made after the initial printing to align the circle.

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trimming

Preparing a surface to trim the excess paper

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a lot

It's important here to have a sharp blade.

Hi Dan, This was a great project. I loved the hands on design aspect and "crafty" feel.

Everyone liked the zine, some said it isn't a Zine, so I guess it might be a matter of perception.

One concerning reaction was from a person who I did not get a chance to explain while looking at it. She thought it was actually promoting "Fake News".  I had to point out the crossed out circle over the "Fake News" on the front before unfolding. So, I will re-do this to make it more obvious.