This weekend at FunFunFun Fest, amongst the beer cans and site maps floating around on the ground, I managed to run into a copy of Misprint Magazine. Now I may have mentioned my interest in zines previously, but here I pose a specific case for this local magazine that I've come to enjoy and has proved itself in the past year. The magazine is 100% local, and covers a handful of Austin culture ranging from live music and fashion to art and reviews with an "irreverant cynical slant" which they deemed themselves according to their wesbite info.
This issue titled, "END LIVE MUSIC" contained, "The Misprint Guide to College Football" an article titled "Pumping Irony" which brusquely pointed out the pros of ditching the "late night booze and queso filled lifestyle" all young texans live for one that includes the gym. And also, "The Stupid, Futile Rallying Cries of Texas" where the reality behind a few cliche slogans (Keep Austin Weird, Yuppies off the EastSide, Kuato Lives, Dollar Long Islands!) was explored. Among other articles, the issue also reviewed the "shitty and the glorious" bands at FunFunFun Fest.
Overall, though the zine caters to one specific Austin persona of people, it does so successfully. With the cynical, blunt, love-to-hate voice that's used throughout the articles, one can get the true essence of Austin's young adults, hipsters, and haters. Not to mention, tips on where the "scene's at", what's trendy, and vice-like standards for hipness.
Misprint magazine is puplished bi-monthly and is completely free. Find it at local bars, coffee shops or contact them for advertisement at: firstname.lastname@example.org