Open call: Risograph Workshop

Bookshop, Fair, Workshop, Milano

As part of SPRINT
Deadline: 01.11.2022

Bookshop, Fair, Workshop

As part of SPRINT
Deadline: 01.11.2022

The workshop will take place on Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 November, from H10:00 to H18:00, in Milan.
Full attendance on both days is required. The workshop will be held in English and it will be helpful to bring a laptop.

Within the framework of the series of events organized by SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon, Istituto Svizzero is promoting the Risograph eco-friendly printing Workshop curated by Eilean Friis-Lund (art director and graphic designer, Lausanne) with the participation of Alice Vodoz (graphic designer), that will lead the workshop tutoring and helping during the development of the design, the printing planning and actions. Coordinated and assisted by Elena Radice (artist and photographer), with the collaboration and technical support of Studio ATTO.

Risograph is an eco-friendly printing method into which the chromatic attitude of silk printing meets the fast timing of photocopy reproduction and the softness of inkjet prints. It’s an awesome and professional — even if  cheap — solution for little editions, due to its range of possibilities going from uniform tones to crazy analog patterns.

We will develop an editorial project by the end of the two days of work. The proposed paths and structures are specifically thought to reveal tricks ’n’ tips, to stress the technique, in order to understand it and handle it both during the first phases of composition and the second ones ruled by printing.

Graphic sources will be elaborated and warped together, starting by given material coming from a specific selection of visual material taken from the main SPRINT 2022 exhibition MAKING WAVES (25.11 – 10.11), a journey that through a selection of books will branch out from ’60/’70 counterculture experiences, to self-education manuals and alternative community experiments unfolds to the present day with examples of de localized social relationship strategies for unfragmented ecosystems.

With the support of Istituto Svizzero and GMUND Paper, exclusive Risograph Workshop supplier.

How to apply:

Fill this form.
Deadline: 01.11.2022

This call is open to artists, photographers, illustrators and visual designers who love archives, who wish to have a first approach or deepen their knowledge of Risograph printing.
Selected applicants will receive a confirmation email by 02.11.2022.