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NEW Collaboration: Lost Time Risograph Zine

Hi Sixer's,

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:

  • Black
  • Red
  • Teal
  • 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.

 

NEW Collaboration: Lost Time Risograph Zine

Risograph Example

Collaboration Closed on: January 21, 2015
We're looking for contributors to participate in our next self-published, limited edition risograph zine entitled "Lost Time". Please apply if you are interested! You will be notified upon acceptance into the project.

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MAJA commented on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:52pm
very cool! time to dust off the sketchbook :)
mentalembellisher commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 1:17am
What an exciting project!
KGPixel commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 4:00am
Risographs are perfect for Zines, I have seen super cool examples! What a cool project for a place like Society6.
Chrisb Marquez commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:43am
Nice project lets goo Sixer's!
Sandra Vargas commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:12am
Sounds like a cool and interesting project! I think my new work will fit perfectly :)
ochre7 commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:20am
yay sounds like fun :)
38 Sunsets commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 11:45am
cool project!
Kristy Patterson Design commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:34pm
Fresh! Love it
Isaak_Rodriguez commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 1:40pm
Sweet!
Nico Abisal commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 3:01pm
I'm in
AnnaF31 commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 4:05pm
Awesome! :)
Ariyanto commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 4:55pm
Aye, sir
scumcinema commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:07pm
Nice!
Sean-Michael Gettys commented on Thursday, January 8, 2015 11:08pm
I am working on a lino print piece that would work perfectly
Dombert commented on Friday, January 9, 2015 12:31pm
I'm adding colour in photoshop, can anyone advise how I match the colours specified? Is it just my interpretation of Neon Pink ect?

Thanks
ochre7 commented on Saturday, January 10, 2015 6:31am
I've just submitted my first effort.... Rizo Cat's Lost Time : http://society6.com/product/rizo-cats...print#1=45
Geckojoy commented on Sunday, January 11, 2015 6:49am
So exciting going to work on this immediately
ochre7 commented on Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:10pm
Just submitted my second effort ;) http://society6.com/product/chaos-los...print#1=45
ochre7 commented on Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:18pm
Dombert - I went on pintrest and looked at some risograph prints to get an idea of the colour pallette. I saved a few images out and imported them to my photoshop document so I could match the colours (approx). If it gets picked and printed then the zine makers will print from out documents at the right colours :)
Ruth Veres commented on Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:47pm
in which format should the artworks be created, portrait or landscape?
Sara Petersen commented on Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:12pm
Could be much better if you added an enchanted atmosphere - check out this tutorial http://j.mp/phototuto
Albert Roman commented on Monday, January 12, 2015 1:09pm
Glad to see everyone as excited as I am. Can't wait to start looking at more entries. Portrait or landscape is fine. Portrait is preferred but follow your heart, a great piece will get in no matter what.
Wendy Townrow commented on Monday, January 12, 2015 3:29pm
Looking forward to seeing everyone's work :-)
pixelken commented on Monday, January 12, 2015 4:36pm
Just posted my piece look forward to seeing what everyone's efforts
wahyudi77 commented on Monday, January 12, 2015 5:17pm
I'm in!
AKIKO commented on Monday, January 12, 2015 6:40pm
My illustration image is http://society6.com/bonteruko
please visit And see artworks !!!
ochre7 commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:37am
Nice ;) A third submission from moi... http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45
Jen K commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:07am
akaink commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:26am
interesante...
Natalia Bykova commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:22am
Could you please tell more about the file preparation? Normally we upload JPEG-file for prints and other products and PNG-file for T-shirts. As I know JPEG and PNG files can't be saved with multiple layers. In what file format should we upload our artworks with each color is a separate layer in Grayscale?
Bwiselizzy commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:49am
So this is my contribution: http://society6.com/product/lost-time...or=wizzies.
Cool project!
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:20am
This is great! I applied last night but have not gotten any confirmation or anything. Should I assume all is good to go and start working on ideas?

-rich
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:31am
Also, fullbleed?
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:49am
This is great! I applied last night but have not gotten any confirmation or anything. Should I assume all is good to go and start working on ideas?

-rich
ochre7 commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:49am
Rabassa, I've seen you in the list of contributors. So you're good to go :)
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:49am
BTW, I found this http://riso.deconstructed.org.uk
go to section 4 "COLORS"

-r
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:59am
Sweet! Thanks ochre7!

-r
ochre7 commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:55am
No probs. Thanks for the link :)
drrd commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:43am
cool! i'm in!
bynatasharose commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:45am
Sébastien BOUVIER commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:30pm
Good idea !
Joopis commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:41pm
Whataremorals commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:54pm
Jacob Verbrugh commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:52pm
just to clarify I should be uploading a regular jpeg correct? I don't see an option for filetypes with layers.
any advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks guys!
Jacob Verbrugh commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:04pm
Very excited about this collab!
heres my submission guys!
http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45
Joopis commented on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:07pm
ochre7 commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:42am
Super nice :)
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:18am
Joopis, that's wonderful!
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:39am
Jacob, I'm assuming that if your piece is selected, Albert (or someone on his S6 team) will request a layered illustrator/photoshop file.

Sound about right Albert?

-rich
Nikolay Ampilogow commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:11am
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:21am
Jacob Verbrugh commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:32am
Rabassa, Thanks that makes sense now that i think about it!
And great submissions Rabassa & Joopis!
Ochre7, good work! Are we allowed more than one submission?
ochre7 commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:18am
Hi Jacob. Thanks :) I'm not sure but I went for it anyway :)
Autumn Kulaga commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:51am
Autumn Kulaga commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:53am
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:11am
Thanks Jacob. Fingers crossed.
pixelken commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:58pm
Namaiki Prints commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:01pm
Goodluck guys! All these pieces are coming out great :)
LordofMasks commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:45pm
mailboxdisco commented on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:16pm
Hi, I just made my entry. It was a challenge as it is not my usual style. It was good fun to try and work within the given parameters. http://society6.com/product/time-mach...print#1=45
DipWeb commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:59am
William Vincent Tedesco commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:29pm
Juana Gatti commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:09pm
@DrunkSatanRobot commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:08pm
Bolts of cotton are the only thing we can use to defeat a Humboldt Squid.
Honestly I just think we should fill the whole thing with fire and call Garry M.
But here's this, the Barszcz-Town Boyz love it, maybe the king will too.

http://society6.com/product/glitching...print#1=45
Davey Charles commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:01pm
Hi Albert, I signed up for the riso zine, but could'nt figure out the "Each color must be a separate layer in Grayscale for printing." I have Photoshop Elements 8
and did give it a heck of a try.
Jacob Verbrugh commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:26pm
NAO | NAO WORKS commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 8:47pm
Rob Million commented on Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:30pm
my submission (concept), will use a higher quality file and possibly even redraw it...

http://society6.com/robmillion/lost-time-3j6

i hope it fits with what you're looking for. you have to admit, 25 years is a lot of lost time! and registration is easy. only 2 colors and doesn't need to be perfectly aligned!
ochre7 commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 12:41am
Wow, some really nice submissions. Good luck everyone :)
Natalia Bykova commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 1:07am
ministryofpixel commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 4:49am
KGPixel commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 4:51am
For technique, this is helpful I think: http://crit.artic.edu/servicebureau/d...20Riso.pdf
Golden Boy commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 4:59am
Golden Boy commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 5:12am
GA Studio commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 5:52am
Rabassa commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 6:16am
Klaudia, thanks for that link. That's excellent info.
Natalia Bykova commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 6:33am
Rabassa, Klaudia, thanks for the information!
Tintorera commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 9:13am
Rabassa commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 9:17am
Tintorera, excellent concept!
Jimmy Kid commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 10:56am
Don't know wtf I've done but this is mine: http://society6.com/product/loast-tim...2=60&13=54
Tintorera commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 10:59am
Thanks Rabassa!
Massimo Liuzzi Illustration commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 1:25pm
Albert Roman commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 2:03pm
Amazing work everybody !
Spires commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 3:10pm
Can you give us a the closest Pantone equivalent to each of these colors so that I can accurately process my custom indexing process? This is the only way I can create my images correctly.
Blake Tiggemann commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:09am
My submission: http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45

Enjoy!

Everyone that I have seen so far looks great! A lot of awesome competition!

Keep 'em coming!
Spires commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:24am
Roxana Jordan commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:43am
Promoting this, although not submitting anything. Have been reading about how to do this and just can't. Have fun everybody!
Juliana Rojas | Puchu commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:36pm
great! I´m in!
mailboxdisco commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:50pm
This is how I made mine, it may help some of you...
I made 3 layers on inkscape
Base layer pink
Mid layer teal
Top layer black
Once the layers looked good I made the mid layer semi transparent to I could age sure there was some overlap with the pink base layer. One done I took it back to non transparent.
Job done.

No need to worry about greyscale at this stage. If I am selected I think I open the layers in inkscape and select decolourise, but I will cross that bridge if I come to it.

My link is about 30 posts up this thread.
Good luck to all.
mailboxdisco commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:51pm
Should have written "Once done I took it back to non transparent."
Diana Moura commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:53pm
My submission: http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45

Don´t know if I got it right... but I gave it a try.
Btw, great job everyone! :) And thanks for all the tips you posted.
Spires commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:26pm
Shazia Ahmad commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:03pm
Pilat Designs commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:03pm
Teagan White commented on Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:11pm
THIS IS SO GREAT, i wish the timeline was longer so that i could participate! looking forward to seeing the zine :)
ministryofpixel commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 3:19am
ministryofpixel commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 3:57am
AngoldArts commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:00am
AngoldArts commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:22am
I don't know about anyone else but for the greyscale aspect I just made a new document the same size, changed it from RGB to greyscale and then dragged my work over from my colour document. This means I keep all my layers and if I get chosen I will just give them both colour and greyscale documents.
RED ROAD STUDIO commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:22am
Really enjoyed working on this. I've been screen printing for a long time but had never heard of Risograph. Good luck everybody - I hope the zine is eclectic, wide and varied !!!! http://society6.com/product/lost-time...king_print
Rabassa commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:31pm
Nice work Red Road!

-rich
Alina Shevchenko commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 2:01pm
MAD. commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 2:23pm
David Edward Johnson commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 8:39pm
Nice work, all! It's gratifying to be in virtual "collaboration" with the group. :-)

Here's my entry :: http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45

THANKS!
Spires commented on Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:42pm
DipWeb commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 1:55am
Trevor+ commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 4:09am
Nico189 commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 6:44am
Roxana Jordan commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 9:14am
@mailboxdisco, Klaudia, Rabassa, thanks for the information. I'll see if I can do something.
Good luck to all!
MAD. commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 11:11am
Rob Million commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 12:17pm
http://society6.com/robmillion/lost-time-mf7

this is the finished version of my submission.
layer/color registration isn't all that important, so it should lend itself well to this project.

i'm excited about all this lost time!
Analu Louise commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 1:15pm
Nadina Embrey - Artist / Illus… commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 3:08pm
Davey Charles commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 6:31pm
Will this jpeg image work for a single color riso? I'm unable to figure out the formal process. http://society6.com/daveycharles/alpha-jerk-riso
Shazia Ahmad commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 6:39pm
Autumn Kulaga commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 7:07pm
Trevor+ commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:14am
Karl James Mountford commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 5:45am
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:42am
Here's my second submission:

http://society6.com/product/the-lost-...print#1=45

-rich
ministryofpixel commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:50am
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:06am
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:23pm
Still #3 -- just a little bigger:
http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45
AngoldArts commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:27pm
inktheboot commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 1:53pm
drrd commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:49pm
all right, 1rst try (not really familiar with the colors) tell me what you think ;)
http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45
AngoldArts commented on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:06pm
wahyudi77 commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:55am
cool!
Natalia Bykova commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:43am
Rick Crane commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:46am
I might have time for this ;D
RED ROAD STUDIO commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:57am
Thanks Rabassa!
Natalia Bykova commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:41am
Another color version of 2nd submission: http://society6.com/product/surreal-p...print#1=45
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:18pm
very clever scratch!
Whimsy by Kelly commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:31pm
Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but thought it worth a try. http://society6.com/post/product?id=2959613&new=1
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:47pm
Whimsy, that link give me an error...
Rabassa commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:48pm
One more --

http://society6.com/product/hanging-o...print#1=45

This robot was one I originally did as a 3d sculpture for my daughter. I thought it would be a good candidate for a Risograph print.

-rich
Danny I Art commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:35pm
I'd have to fix the colors, but here is my main idea submission, I have two more I might play around with. Thanks.

http://society6.com/product/moon-fading_print#1=45
Ruth Veres commented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:42pm
ochre7 commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:45am
See Why Designs commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:07am
I didn't realize there were two separate app and submission dates... UGH!

Anyway, I'm new to s6 and this was my first attempt with riso. Here's what I came up with: http://society6.com/seewhydesigns/tim...r-no-woman
Rabassa commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:28am
Hey See Why, nicely done!
RED ROAD STUDIO commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:51am
Grafiskanstalt commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:26pm
See Why Designs commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:17pm
Thanks Rabassa (/rich)!
I checked your submissions out; awesome work!
Rabassa commented on Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:18pm
I appreciate it!

-r
Mouni Feddag commented on Friday, January 23, 2015 9:21am
RED ROAD STUDIO commented on Friday, January 23, 2015 3:03pm
drrd commented on Friday, January 23, 2015 7:11pm
thanks scratchmedia!
drrd commented on Friday, January 23, 2015 7:12pm
Rabassa commented on Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:21pm
drrd, nice work!
drrd commented on Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:10pm
thanks Rabassa!
@DrunkSatanRobot commented on Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:13pm
Natalia Bykova commented on Monday, January 26, 2015 3:47pm
RED ROAD STUDIO commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:11am
Natalia Bykova commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:06am
Rabassa commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:47am
Last one, I promise :)

Lost Time in Wonderland:

http://society6.com/product/lost-time...print#1=45

To keep the rabbit company.

-rich
RED ROAD STUDIO commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:44am
I don't know where I got the time but it's been fun playing ... http://society6.com/product/lost-time...bear_print
MAD. commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:53am
Natalia Bykova commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:26pm
Shazia Ahmad commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:06pm
Jimmy Kid commented on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:11pm

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