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Artist Karolis Kosas just launched Anonymous Press, a new project that allows visitors to create a zine online, add the issue to the free public library, and even order physical copies for just three dollars. The process is simple: using the site's automated zine software (most likely the first of its kind), users input a few key words, and Anonymous Press automatically generates a 12-page zine using results from a Google image search of the chosen words.

But before zine purists mourn the downfall of DIY culture, consider that the significance of the press isn't to exist as an on-demand printing service, but instead as a means to create and maintain a free, collaborative library of user-generated art. By automating the zine design process, the project confronts the ideas of digital appropriation and authorship. Instead of attributing the zines to a particular person, the artist deems every issue a collaboration, or "a byproduct of an individual and a database, i.e. Google image search." 

The image above are from Anonymous Press No. 1797, also known as the Nothing Major issue.

[via It's Nice That]