A surreal , very colorful riso print

RISO Printing: Zines and Small Publishing

Jun 3 - Jul 29
Monday 6:00-10:00 PM 9 sessions
Monday 6:00-10:00 PM 9 sessions
If you would like more information about this or any other course offerings, please contact a SVACE Course Advisor at:
Panayiotis Terzis,

director, RisoLAB, School of Visual Arts; owner, Mega Press

The past few years have seen an explosion of zines and small publishing among artists, designers and photographers. Even the most digitally based creative professionals are embracing the zine as a vital tool for experimentation, collaboration and communication. The Risograph duplicator has emerged as a popular technology for zine publishing. This technology fuses analog and digital printing techniques, combining the vibrant colors of silkscreen printing with the speed and automation of digital and offset printing. In this course students will be given a rigorous introduction to this medium and how to use it effectively as a tool for self-publishing. We will explore color, form, layout and pagination, and how to communicate ideas in book form. Class assignments will act as conceptual sparks to point students in new directions. In addition, collaborative projects among classmates will foster creative cross-pollination. Students will complete several zine editions, and discover that producing a simple pamphlet in an edition can be an empowering act - a way of multiplying one's vision and spreading it out into the world.
NOTE: This course is held on campus at SVA.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs
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