Create Your Own Economy Mini Zine
Create Your Own Economy (an instruction manual) is a manifesto for the kind of life we live. It takes some practice and a lot of work, but it's more than worth it.
Full text: Do good work that you believe in. Make things you love to make, and sell them to people you love. Buy things made by people you love. Learn tangible skills. Teach everyone. Be generous. Do what you can. Practice high standards. Find what you need where you are. Use what you have where you are. Know your materials. Make your knowledge materialize. Trust each other. Keep going.
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Handcrafted in Los Angeles, California
* Woman Owned Business
Annemarie Munn is the owner/main press operator of Ladybones Print Shop. While growing up in rural Northern California, she was lucky enough to live in a house replete with broadsides and chapbooks, both letterpress and otherwise, mostly poetry, mostly printed in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s.
Although she spent years in academia studying philosophy and creative writing, in late 2008 Annemarie finally gave in to the siren call of ink and paper, and was lucky enough to begin her printing career as an intern with the San Francisco Center for the Book's Imprint division, where her first project was to print the Small Plates edition of Reparations, an accordion book by former Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas.
Since then she has worked in various printshops, bookshops, and binderies, and printed as much as possible. Annemarie is proud to be the steward of the Vandercook SP-15 from Five Trees, a women's printing collective from the 70s and 80s, which came to her from Eileen Callahan; the purchase of this press inspired the opening of Ladybones (thank goodness). In her spare time Annemarie is a very serious amateur weightlifter.