Set of Zines: Women of NASA

Set of Zines: Women of NASA


Maryann Riker


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Nancy Scott


"Celebrating the women of NASA who put men in space and on the moon, these 5 zines honor those who worked behind the scenes, became astronauts and lost their lives in the pursuit of science. This one-sheet book structure with various pink-shaded-cardstock covers also includes an acrostic poem by Nancy Scott of Easton, PA. The Women of NASA zines were inspired by my friend, Nancy Scott, poet and essayist who resides in Easton, PA (there is another Nancy Scott who resides in Trenton, NJ and is also a poet). Nancy is blind (has been blind since birth) and is also a NASA nerd who listens to NASA TV to report on space walks, missions, etc., which is then rebroadcast across the country through a service providing news to the visually impaired. I have included Nancy's poetry in many of my artist books. When discussing possible zine ideas, she had mentioned the 50th anniversary of the first woman working for NASA and NASA's celebration of this landmark. So I decided to commemorate the women of NASA and do a zine set dedicated to them. And, this is the result." - Maryann Riker

Zines: The Human Computers, Spacey Women, Spacey Women 2, Spacey Women 3, In Memoriam


Maryann Riker (self-published)


Gender, STEM, space exploration


5 pamphlets: each 4.375" x 2.75"; 8 pages.


Created from a one-sheet book structure.


Cardstock, paper, thread, organza, ribbon.


Saddle-stitched to a pink cardstock cover. Housed in pink organza bag with pink ribbon tie.



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This work was featured in the Olin Library as a part of the exhibition “Common Ground: Selected Works from The Rollins Book Arts Collection” from September 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

Set of Zines: Women of NASA