October 2013 archive

Risograph printing

One of the main issues with DIY publications, such as zines, is achieving good quality print while keeping the costs low – to be able to offer the finished product at a reasonable price.
With Ten by 10 the choice was to create a zine in black and white to be photocopied, but that’s just one of the available options, and probably not the most exciting one from a graphic design point of view.

Risograph print – Eye Magazine

Recently I’ve been exploring alternative printing systems and found risograph would represent a good compromise in terms of quality and price.
Risograph printers work very similarly to screen or silk printing, but are more cost effective, energy efficient and produce a minimum amount of waste. The machine creates a master of an image, and then reproduce it at high speed on paper using soy based inks – the advantage of using real ink is that the image won’t need to be ‘fixed’ by heat, as it happens with photocopiers.
It is not intended for overly colourful and complicated designs (as the ink may smudge), but it’s perfect for artists’ publications and most print works.

Risograph print from ‘My Cardboard Life’ e-shop

In London there are many good places where to get risograph prints, but I’ve been chatting to the ladies at PaperWork Press in Brixton and it’s worth getting in contact if you need any quote or are just interested in knowing more about the process, they’re lovely.

 

Alyssa Miserendino – Photographer

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Alyssa Miserendino is an incredibly talented photographer based in Chicago, US.
’From a fellowship award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, to an investigative journalism grant from the Driehaus Foundation, Alyssa continues to pursue personal bodies of work that assemble the ideas of home, memory & our relationships to one another emotionally.’

She’s featured in Ten by 10, Issue #2.
You can read her interview here.

TEN by 10 – Issue #2 – OUT NOW!

TEN by 10, Issue #2 - Young Creative ProfessionalsOUT NOW!
Read it/download it for free here.Buy it via Paypal clicking on the “Buy now” button on the right.
It took us a while, but ISSUE #2 - YOUNG CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS is finally OUT!Ten interviews, ten questions about educational paths & early career moves, inspirations & aspirations, ten successful young artists: Charlie from Thought Forms, Kris Atomic, Debbie Anzalone, Anais Chalendard (ENO first soloist), London poet Emily Hasler, Henry Hudson, Tattoo artist Vanessa Blake, Isabel Benenato, Alyssa Miserendino and actress Barbara Mazzi.THANK YOU EVERYONE INVOLVED & EVERYONE SUPPORTING.

TEN by 10, Issue #2 – Young Creative Professionals
OUT NOW!

Read it/download it for free here.
Buy it via Paypal clicking on the “Buy now” button on the right.

It took us a while, but ISSUE #2 – YOUNG CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS is finally OUT!
Ten interviews, ten questions about educational paths & early career moves, inspirations & aspirations, ten successful young artists: Charlie from Thought FormsKris Atomic, Debbie Anzalone, Anais Chalendard (ENO first soloist), London poet Emily Hasler, Henry Hudson, Tattoo artist Vanessa Blake, Isabel BenenatoAlyssa Miserendino and actress Barbara Mazzi.

THANK YOU EVERYONE INVOLVED & EVERYONE SUPPORTING.