Bookmaking with Risography

Limited to 15; advanced sign-up required

This course will overview the main concepts surrounding bookmaking, art books, self publishing and various printing techniques using risography, rolling press, digital duplication, folding, zines, animation and binding techniques. You will learn the basics of how to work with a Riso machine, prepare your files, how to scan negatives and assemble your own publications or prints in a variety of techniques. The workshops will be held in the Weisner Art Gallery where the ppppress is hosting a show.

The work produced in the workshop will be part of the exhibition that will be open until mid January.

Who are we?

We are ppppress, a student and alumni-run publishing project within ACT. In an effort to bring printed-media back into the ever-growing presence of the virtual and the screen, we have created a publishing project that dances between the digital and the analog, between high tech and craft, between silkscreen and photocopy. A Risograph, a perfect binding machine, a guillotine, a silkscreen, a press, a digital duplicator. A mimeograph married to a xerox machine with a scanning bed on top.

To sign up: Contact Emma Yimeng Zhu.