Every year, with the help of other preservationists, Indow creates a zine to talk about the importance of historic preservation. If you weren’t able to get one at the PastForward conference, or if you’re interested in preservation, download a digital zine below. If you are interested in contributing to our 2020 zine, check out our submission page.


2019 Window Zine


Letter from the Editor

For the second year in a row, Indow put together a zine in honor of Young Preservationists and the PastForward conference. Our first year only had a handful of submissions, but this year we had eighteen submissions from all over the country. 

The zine’s mission is to spread the word about window preservation from the perspectives of a new generation of perservationalists, with a second goal of being relevant to the time and place of the Past Forward conference. The 2019 conference was located in Denver, with an afterparty at Union Station. An afterdark vintage neon signs tour was also arranged for Young Preservationists, with over 90 RSVPs.

With a light on the neon sign tour and the location in Denver, our zine theme examined the ideas of neon signs, lit up facades, and warm, welcoming windows. As you can see throughout the pages, the exterior facades of buildings carry a very important narrative within preservation. We hope this fun and fresh perspective lights up new communication channels of how we can engage communities in the importance of historic preservation.

The Window zine for 2020 is already holding some high expectations. Due to the large amount of interest, we will compose our theme and encourage submissions starting early in 2020. We look forward to collaborating with you all, and our communities, in the preservation of windows.

Kristina Damschen Spina
VP of Marketing
November 2019


What is a Zine?

A zine is a collection of art, poems, and articles, usually based on a theme, which is self-published. Ours is a window zine made in collaboration with many other preservationists. Our themes were vintage neon signs, widows (it is a window zine) and the importance of historic preservation. In a way, it’s our own little nod to Preservation Magazine.

Group of young preservationists who contributed to the Window Zine to show the importance of historic preservation

Window Zine Collaborators

We had fantastic artists and writers from all over the country join in creating Window zine for PastForward Conference 2019. We were overwhelmed with their enthusiasm and their skill.

Anne Shaw | Kokomo, IN (Linkedin) (Instagram)
Clay Fellows | Cleveland, OH (YouTube) (Linkedin) (Instagram)
Jacqueline Drayer | Washington, DC
Jane Griswold Radocchia | Bennington, VT (Website)
Jeremy Ebersole | Portland, OR (Linkedin) (Instagram)
Jillian Woltz | Columbus, OH (Instagram)
Kate Scott | Norfolk, VA
Larry Shure | Chicago, IL
Mary Means | Silver Spring, MD
Rachel Marsom | Hendersonville, NC
Raina Regan | Washington, DC
Regan Weber | Valparaiso, IN
Rhys Martin | Tulsa, OK (Website)
Sarah Marsom | Columbus, OH (Website)
Sarah Shay | Cincinnati, OH
Terra Wheeler | Portland, OR

Share your window and preservation art! Tag us @indowwindows and use #windowzine and we might include your work in out next Window zine. Or, just follows us on Instagram for updates on the next edition and preservation news.

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