The print collective are looking to create, collaborate and have fun with Riso.
So….we are starting a quarterly Riso zine together!
We are excited to receive as many contributions as we can.
Submissions are open to everybody in the first of what’s hoped to be a long series.
The riso at DIY Space uses 5 inks. Red, blue, fluro pink, yellow and black. To make it easy and fun to produce artwork, we’re going to limit ourselves to one colour each issue.
The first issue will be released on 1st September. Copies will be for sale and display in DIY Space, and at zine libraries around the country.
The theme for the first issue, is BLUE
You can interpret this any way you like, through text, photograph or illustrations.
The only requirements are:
1) your submission is inkeeping with the principles of the DIY Space accountability agreement. (full document at https://diyspaceforlondon.org/accountability/..in summary, it is an agreement to support and hold ourselves and others accountable)
2) the work will be A5 portrait or A4 landscape. Suitable for printing in (dark) blue ink, on riso.
We will be using different colors of paper to create variety.
Please submit work as a pdf / png file, at no less than 300dpi (unless low res is part of your artwork). The image should be greyscale, with (at least) a 3mm white border around the edge of your artwork or text.
The riso will struggle to print large areas of 100% opacity, so avoid any 100% black shapes over a side of A5 (if this is confusing, don’t worry, and email in)
We’ll also be holding weekly zine club sessions (Monday evening) where we can make work together. The idea is to explore and learn about what we can do with riso, so please don't be put off if you never used it before.
Email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and submissions.
The cutoff date for submission is midnight the 11th August for a release date on the 1st September.