Intro to Risography (1/26/22)

The Risograph is an automated duplicator from Japan that efficiently produces offset-like prints in a variety of saturated colors. Though not originally intended for artistic application, the machine has recently gained traction (and notoriety) in small-press culture for its distinct footprint and efficiently as well as being rather finicky.

This workshop will introduce students to what risography printing is and how it works. Students will work collaboratively to design and print a poster or mini-publication that combines hand-drawn and collage elements, experiments with color and layering, and explores the aesthetic possibilities of the art form.

If you are curious about this unique printing process and why it’s gaining traction across the realms of comics, zine, and graphic design, please join us for this foray into risography!