Monday, June 14, 2021

Wings!

 

Two weeks ago I was out scouting for murals when I found this place with this lovely and exotic looking mural in front.  It has an Egyptian feel to it.


It graced the front of this building.  Behind that red car, there was a sign painted on the window naming the business as "Wasted Ink Zine Distro".  I had no idea what that meant so I did some research and here is what I found:

"A zine - pronounced zeen - derived from magazine - is an independently or self-published booklet, often created by a single person.  Zines are customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master flat for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting pages on a computer.  The end product is usually folded and stapled.  Zines can be printed and bound in any manner."

This place is sort of a library and publisher of these kinds of publications.  Blogging certainly allows me to learn all kinds of new things.  However, I didn't learn who painted those wonderful wings.

Taking part in Monday Murals.  


18 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I have a number of friends that have published their own zines over the years. Mostly about a local music scene.

biebkriebels said...

Funny those wings!

Travel said...

Unique thing to collect

Sami said...

The wings are very striking. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Sharon.

Janey and Co. said...

I agree. You do learn a lot blogging and those wings certainly catch your eye.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

A wonderfully attractive mural to make your business stand out!

Steve Reed said...

Interesting. I had no idea anybody still made zines. I think of them as very '90s.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Love it!

RedPat said...

I love this mural, Sharon! What a find!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

And the good thing is we all learn something new also Sharon, I had no idea what a zine was! It's a beautiful mural and fits in the Arizona scene perfectly 💜

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I participated in a zine for awhile. They are hard work with little reward. However, those wings are really rewarding when you shared them with us. It certainly looks like it it belongs in Arizona.

bill burke said...

A very nice and attractive mural, I like it!

Catalyst said...

You could have gone old school: knocked the door and asked whoever opened it who painted the wings. BTW, I was thinking they have sort of a Native American "feel" to them.

Gemel said...

Very dramatic. Impressive.

William Kendall said...

It certainly feels Egyptian.

Susie of Arabia said...

It's very eye catching and colorful. Love it.

Thérèse said...

A unique front store!

Amy said...

That's very cool, wings with eyes.