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SXSW Event: 20 Zines in 2 Days!

Hey everybody. I know there has been a lack of posting. I’ll address that later – all you need to know is that we are still cooking up projects here, but that some of the printing equipment has been on the fritz, so production is at a stand still. Quite frustrating actually. Anyways, more about that later, this post is to tell you about a super neat South By Southwest even that Test Everything Press is co-hosting with Winners! Press at Domy Books in Austin, Texas. Check out the flyer below, and repost it everywhere you blog!

So basically anyone who shows up gets to help make 20 zines, each with a different theme. But to determine the themes, you have to submit your ideas! As many as you want. That way, if you don’t live in Austin you can still help. You may email me theme ideas as well: or Also, email me if you are confused. Hope you can make it!

OH, and if you didn’t see, Test Everything got awarded best self publishing of 2009 in Austin, TX as awarded by Domy Books!


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“It Is A Pleasure To Meet You”
colors: Turquoise and Black.
size: 5.5in x 7in
due: Try to have these in by January 22, 2010.

Here are some things to keep in mind:
– The artwork needs to be drawn.
– You must include the words of the theme.
– Scan your work in at 300dpi or higher. Make sure the file you send me is at least 300dpi.
– This will be screen printed, so if you know about the process, you can send me the artwork split into two solid black layers – what you want turquoise and what you want black. At the very least, try to send me a file where the turquoise is on one layer and the black on another.
If you still can’t or don’t want to do that, no big deal, I will just split it up when i get it.

This is an OPEN CALL for submissions. I want everyone to doodle something and send it in, but understand that not everyone that sends something in will make it into the final print version.
ONLY 16 artists make it in. That is, until I start selling enough of these to get a bigger budget.
If your artwork does get selected, you get a free artist proof of the book. (It looks exactly the same, it is just one of the ones printed first).
And you can then make a donation, if you feel so compelled.

So there you go!
Please start submitting right away.
Send files to OR
Send your questions and concern there as well. AND PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Test Everything relies on awesome people like you spreading the word!

~rand renfrow

PS: Visit the store for new zines! Sign up for the newsletter by clicking on the link in the column on the right. There has already been one giveaway via the newsletter (winner announced soon) – who knows, you could be next.
Also, Test Everything has a twitter now, if it is easier for you to keep track of us there.


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The long awaited Isue 003 of the Test Everything zine is finally out.
Grab a copy of I’ll See You In My Dreams at the store.

(cover by Jon MacNair)

Also, Test Everything’s first solo artist book is out. I (Rand Renfrow) decided to get the ball rolling myself. Expect more of these very soon, and not just by me.

(view all spreads @ Flickr)

More news and a new theme very, very soon. Just trying to get organized here.
Hugs Will Save Us is being printed right now.
Stay tuned for more updates. Thanks. Direct all questions, not to the comments, but to or


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These will go fast. Better snatch ’em up.
More important news soon.



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