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Zine Review: Updated Report of Observations Which Somehow Seem to Reflect Abstractly on Life (Stat 2)

2015-03-12 20.32.20

Updated Report of Observations Which Somehow Seem to Reflect Abstractly on Life (Stat 2)
Sarah McNeil
A6
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SarahMcNeil

Have you ever looked at a zine and wondered why you didn’t think of that? Well played, Sarah McNeil. Well played.

That sounds antagonistic, but it’s really not. I love statistics and graphs, and this zine is filled with them. From pie charts to bar graphs, McNeil has taken subjects from her life and laid them out statistics-addict style. I love, love, love it.

And wish I’d thought of it. But we’ve been over that.

While it might sound like a ‘cute’ sort of zine, there’s actually more than what a glance will tell you. The ‘Junk in My New Apartment’ pie chart and ‘Alcohol Intake’ line graph are amusing. Combine those with the ‘Sexual Preference’ and ‘This Zine’ pie charts start to give you a view of real, complex life. It’s becomes something akin to blogging via statistics. There is a level of vulnerability that I wouldn’t have thought possible through charts and graphs.

There are also a few more… visually amusing line graphs, but I’ll leave you to discover those.

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