In high school, my best friend and I would covet each issue together. Slowly paging through as we read about zines, the Sassiest Girl in America and generally wishing we were editor in chief Jane Pratt.
For two girls in Iowa (pre-Internet) it was a lifeline to a different sort of girl culture. These days girls have an equally rockin’ publication to read called Rookie, and it’s helmed by the amazing and talented Tavi Gevinson.
In celebration of smart teen magazines–and kick-ass teen girls–everywhere we’re doing a special “Are You Tavi Gevinson?” cootie catcher. It’s a guest contribution by my talented friend Grace Dobush (writer, crafter, general ass kicking).
She schooled me in the ways of Tavi and Rookie. Then wrote some kick-ass fortunes for all of us who wish, at least in the shower, that we could be Tavi. And isn’t that all of us?
Download the PDF right here. Print it out, fold it up and find out if you’re cut out to be Tavi.
Watch out world! The cootie catchers are here. It’s the official release day for Fold Me Up! 100 Paper Fortune-Tellers for Life’s Pressing Questions. Just tear them out, fold them up and find your fortune.
Buy it now!
If you’re a fan of the site, these are all brand new! I worked with a talented designer named Kelly Stokes Kofron to make each one come alive, and we partnered with 10 guest illustrators to bring even more wonderful art into the book.
It’s just $12 from most online stores, and you’ll get a jump on your Christmas shopping! Plus, it’s nice to have some back-up to help you answer the tough questions:
-Am I a good kisser?
-Will robots take over?
-Am I ninja material?
-Will my cat video go viral?
Plus, there are blank cootie catchers, so you can fill in your own fortunes. You’ll also find cootie catchers that double as birthday cards, wedding favors and totally painless baby shower games.
Hope you enjoy!
We know posting has been light around here lately, but there’s a good reason! We’ve been working with the wonderful folks over at Perigee on a whole book of richly designed cootie catchers.
It’s called Fold Me Up! and features 100 paper fortune tellers to cut out, fold up and find your fortune. They’re designed to answer many of life’s pressing questions:
-What would Mr. T do?
-Should you have another cocktail?
-Do you have bed bugs?
-Does your boss secretly hate you?
More details to come, but for now, check out our DIY book trailer above! Or you can pre-order the cootie catcher book right here.