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Designed by:
Jennifer White-Johnson, American  Search this
Written by:
Kevin Johnson III, American, born 2011  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W x D (Folded): 2 13/16 × 2 3/16 × 7/8 in. (7.2 × 5.5 × 2.3 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 5 1/2 × 8 7/16 in. (14 × 21.5 cm)
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
A mini zine from the Kids Solidarity Mini Zine Pack titled My Musical Zine, designed by Jennifer White-Johnson and written by Kevin “Knox” Johnson III. The mini zine is constructed from a single sheet of hot pink paper that has a slit at the center and has been folded into eighths, creating a six page booklet. The front of the single page is divided into eight panels which form the six interior pages and the front and back covers. The back of the page is in portrait orientation and features black illustrations of an organ, a drum, bagpipes, a cello, a saxophone, and a natural horn at the center. Large black text in the bottom right corner reads [Hello / Everyone!]. The interior pages include black text and black illustrations. In its folded format, the front cover features illustrations of a drum, a saxophone, and a natural horn at the center. The zine title, [My Musical / Zine], is printed in black text at the top, and author credits, [BY KEVIN JOHNSON III] is printed below the illustrations. At the center of the back cover is large text that reads [The / End] superimposed over a large illustration of an organ. Printed on pages one and two are the musical notes [La la la la la la la la la la / la la la / laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa / aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa / aaaaaaaaaaaaa] printed small text over two large text musical notes [La / LA]. Page three features illustrations of a drum, a cello, an organ, and a saxophone with the text [Make A] and [BEAT] printed above and below the saxophone. On page four is an illustration of the horn end of a natural horn at the bottom center. Centered text printed above the bell reads [Bip / Bop / Hop / Woot / Poof / Beep / Bop]. Printed on page five is the text [And now for the / GRAND FINALE / of the zine is…. / Incredible banjos!] printed over an illustration of a banjo body. Page six features three identical, overlapping illustrations of a banjo.
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jennifer White-Johnson, Neurodivergent Artist and Designer
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Jennifer White-Johnson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture