Celebrate with Puro Chingon Collective Saturday June 18th at 8PM at the Santa Cruz Studio Theater in Austin, Tejas!
What is ChingoZine?
ChingoZine is a zine featuring the original artwork and design of Latino artists published by the Puro Chingón Collective. In Spanish “Chingo” is a slang term for “lots of” or a “plethora of”. Zine is an abbreviated form of “magazine” and is typically a low-cost publication distributed to members of alternative, counter, and subcultures. Typically, the readership of zines consists of loyal and prideful readers that interpret the owning of a zine as a significant relationship with the creators and the contents which comprise the zine. Through a zine format, ChingoZine aims to create an accessible and affordable art publication that will be circulated in print. ChingoZine co-founders are Texas-based artists and designers Mark Aguilar, James Huizar, Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, and Claudia Zapata (editor of ChingoZine).
ChingoZine in Bookstores, Libraries, and Special Collections
ChingoZine is available for purchase online via the Puro Chingón Collective Big cartel online (purochingoncollective.com) shop and is now available for sale at the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), MonkeyWrench Books (Austin), BookWoman (Austin), Resistencia Books (Austin), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin), Farewell Books (Austin), Printed Matter (New York), Pilsen Outpost (Chicago), Seite Books (Los Angeles). ChingoZine copies are currently in the archives and collections at the Museum of Modern Art Library (New York), London College of Communication Collections and Archives (London) Austin History Center (Austin), Austin Public Library (Austin), Texas A&M Zine Library Collection (College Station), the Nettie Lee Benson Library (Austin), the Pratt Institute Libraries (Brooklyn), University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections (San Antonio), the Barnard Zine Library Collection (New York), and TIJUANA (São Paulo) for preservation, archive, and circulation. This project has generated international followers and we would like to continue presenting Latino art and design in the zine format.