The Carbon Based Mistake

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'''the carbon based mistake''' is a [[zine]] by Marc Calvary, currently residing in New York, New York.
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'''the carbon based mistake''' is zine publishing venture started in 1998 by Marc Calvary.
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the carbon based mistake became the official name of the project after a series of his other randomly titled zines that begun in 1993.
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In issue #4: "Things You Told Me in Confidence", Marc reveals 24 secrets that he was told in confidence. The secrets are dark, often funny, and seem to be factual.  Example #12 " You get sexually aroused by the music from Nintendo games, especially super mario bros."
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It currently takes the form of zines & books & photography & writing & blasphemy & art & design.
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In the past, '''the carbon based mistake''' has won the ''Writers Digest'' award for Best Art Design.
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Location of operations began in Los Angeles, California, migrated to Eugene, Oregon and now eternally resides in New York. 
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Besides the main project, a series of books and zines under the umbrella name of the carbon based mistake, side projects include:
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'''The Art Exchange Program''': an annual zine contest awarding grant money and prizes in an attempt to encourage others to continue to make art, and
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'''cherrypepper''': a pin-up style adults-only photography and design project.
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'''the carbon based mistake''' has won the ''Writers Digest'' award for Best Art Design, has been featured in ''Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual'' from 2003-2006, ''How Magazine'' International Design Awards – 2012/2013, as well as issues 5, 6, and 7 of the Austrian design journal ''+rosebud''.
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Marc Calvary went into a hibernation during an extended spiral of depression. He finally decided to stop being such a damn baby and get back to work.
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New zines have included various concepts and ideas such as one called '''Societal Monsters''' that associates Christians with serial killers and child molesters, to photographs of medicine cabinets collected in '''Undercover Ablutions'''. There have been photographic essays with fake subway signs and rants of horrible commuters documented in '''The Straphanger's Noose''' and a children's story '''The Thin White Duke and The Beatle''' about a shark hunting adventure at the Hudson River with Paul McCartney and David Bowie. As well as stickers and buttons and other odd items.
==External Links==
==External Links==
*[http://www.thecarbonbasedmistake.com the carbon based mistake]
*[http://www.thecarbonbasedmistake.com the carbon based mistake]
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*[http://www.cherrypepper.com cherrypepper, a side project of the carbon based mistake featuring present day classic pin-up photography]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/thecarbonbasedmistake Facebook]
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*[http://www.propermodulation.com Proper Modulation]
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*[http://www.artexchangeprogram.com The Art Exchange Program - Zine Grant]
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*[http://www.cherrypepper.com cherrypepper]
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*[http://wemakezines.ning.com/profile/marccalvary We Make Zines]
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*[http://instagram.com/thecarbonbasedmistake Instagram]
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*[http://about.me/calvarymarc/# about.me, which has all the other links]
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[[category:zine]] [[Category:New York Zines]] [[Category:2000's publications]]
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[[category:Zine]] [[Category:Zines from the U.S.A.]][[Category:New York zines]] [[Category:2000's publications]]

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the carbon based mistake is zine publishing venture started in 1998 by Marc Calvary. the carbon based mistake became the official name of the project after a series of his other randomly titled zines that begun in 1993.

It currently takes the form of zines & books & photography & writing & blasphemy & art & design.

Location of operations began in Los Angeles, California, migrated to Eugene, Oregon and now eternally resides in New York.

Besides the main project, a series of books and zines under the umbrella name of the carbon based mistake, side projects include: The Art Exchange Program: an annual zine contest awarding grant money and prizes in an attempt to encourage others to continue to make art, and cherrypepper: a pin-up style adults-only photography and design project.

the carbon based mistake has won the Writers Digest award for Best Art Design, has been featured in Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual from 2003-2006, How Magazine International Design Awards – 2012/2013, as well as issues 5, 6, and 7 of the Austrian design journal +rosebud.

Marc Calvary went into a hibernation during an extended spiral of depression. He finally decided to stop being such a damn baby and get back to work.

New zines have included various concepts and ideas such as one called Societal Monsters that associates Christians with serial killers and child molesters, to photographs of medicine cabinets collected in Undercover Ablutions. There have been photographic essays with fake subway signs and rants of horrible commuters documented in The Straphanger's Noose and a children's story The Thin White Duke and The Beatle about a shark hunting adventure at the Hudson River with Paul McCartney and David Bowie. As well as stickers and buttons and other odd items.

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