RISO Printing: Art Books and Abstract Comics

Sep 26 - Nov 28
Tuesday 6:00-9:30 PM 10 sessions
Tuesday 6:00-9:30 PM 10 sessions
Aidan Fitzgerald,

Owner, Cold Cube Press; publisher; designer; visual artist

This course is an exploration of the book as a work of art, as well as the formal ideas of abstract comics. The ease of use and the agility of Risograph printing make it the perfect method to execute different ideas in a relatively short amount of time. Students will learn the process of bookmaking from start to finish, and how to work within the limitations of Risograph printing. We will investigate and engage with abstract comics-books of sequential and formally linked drawings, as opposed to narrative-based comics-as well as photography, painting and design. Art books by contemporary artists will be addressed, as well as the history of art books and abstract comics. By the end of the course, each student will have developed distinct editions of art books, as well as a larger, multicolor Riso art book for a final project. This course is for students who are interested in creating art books, as well as those interested in learning a new perspective in making comics.
NOTE: This course is held on campus at SVA.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs