My name is Albert. You don't know me yet but you see my work everyday. I'm proud to have the privilege of building the product images you see your amazing art on. As the Product Finisher & Designer, everyday is a new challenge, and today's is a creative one where I get to work with you, one on one, to create something unique.
We're looking for a handful of artists for the Lost Time Risograph Zine collaboration.
If you are not familiar with the Risograph process, catch up at the bottom of this post.
As for the theme, Lost Time represents the hours between accomplishment and failure. Just as there is time when we get things done, and a time when we don't, there is also time that simply slips away from us.
Please only apply if you understand the Risograph process (below) and you're able to commit to producing work applicable to the theme and Risograph process, or have existing work that applies.
Guidelines for navigating this collaboration:
1. Please click the purple "apply" button for Lost Time, only if you at least intend to contribute. You must apply by no later than January 21st to be eligible to participate (and your work completed and posted by January 28th, see below).
2. This is a chance for you to interpret Lost Time how you see fit! Please create your piece and post it for sale as an Art Print at anytime, but by no later than January 28th to be considered for the zine and the collection.
3. Please use the title of your work as the title of your post AND please use the words "LOST TIME" in the description of your post (even if that is the entire description).
4. The final dimensions of the book will be 8" X 5" (with some full spreads available to accommodate larger works). Please keep these things in mind when creating your work.
You will be notified via email for inclusion in the zine, and separately via email if your piece is added to the collection.
What's a Risograph:
To oversimplify it is to call it a marriage between a screen printer and a Xerox. The process creates amazing color with amazing speed, and an end product of oil-based, semi-transparent ink on paper.
Created in Japan in the early 80's as a low cost document duplicator, its obsolescence in the business community has made it a perfect tool for artists to mass produce unique prints at high speeds and volumes at low cost. The way the colors mix together, overlap, and don't always line up correctly, adds an imperfect charm and beauty that is the Riso.
How to Prepare a Design for Risograph:
Designs should only use, or be modified to use, the set colors below. You can choose one or a mix of:
- Neon Pink
- Purple (mix of teal and red)
- Bright Purple (mix of pink and teal)
Each color must be a separate layer in Grayscale for printing.
If you opt for a photograph, it will be converted into a course half tone dot during printing.
Paper color options are White, Light blue, Light Grey, Salmon, and Light Yellow. White is preferred.
Riso produces overlapping colors and colors that bleed together. Layer registration is not perfect so please prepare the artwork with some amount of overprint and bleed.