romanshoubu (romanshoubu) wrote in egl,

Lolita collage + Arabesque zine news

I recently made a collage + art zine called the End Days of Our Youth. Many of the collages are inspired by a Taisho Roman and Showa Nostalgia aesthetic, drawing on sources from pre-WWII Japanese magazines and my own photographs of cityscapes around the world. There is a 20 page article on the angura-kei band Guruguru Eigakan and also a section with collages featuring photos of Lolitas and related fashion. There are 5 in the book, but I wanted to share one with the community today that used muier_noir's photograph. Please visit the cut for the image and more information.


You can see more samples here and here. The zine is currently on sale for $8 + shipping if you are interested. *_*

I had a lot of fun creating collages that showcased Lolita fashion and want to do another zine in the future that centered more on fashion instead of images of the city... If anyone is interested in having their photo used in a collage, please let me know. :-)

Arabesque Zine News
I also manage the Arabesque zine website and designed the cover and layout of the actual zine. Arabesque Zine is based on the Japanese concept of otome, and some of the contributors have roots in Lolita fashion. Books are now all printed and bound and ready to ship. Please visit the website for more information! We added a Paypal button it make it easier to buy a copy now.

I also wanted to take the time to thank everyone for showing their support for the zine thus far by buying a copy of the newest issue, visiting the site and blog, and just showing interest in the project. Without the enthusiasm we received for the first issue back in 2009, this newest volume would not have materialized.

We are already thinking about next year's issue and want to open up the zine for submissions this time. We are going to be mostly looking for photographers and writers, but if you are an artist or engage in some other kind of creative activity, we would love to hear from you as well. There will be an official call for submissions sometime in September with more specific information and guidelines, but if you are interested or have an idea for an article or feature, feel free to contact us at arabesquezine @

Thank you for reading!!!

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