Producing a digital mockup of my publication is one thing but printing it out as a riso can be completely different!
I had produced a range of different collages to riso print as my individual response to The Doll. After moving past the digital collage and trying to print my handmade response, my final collages were produced by layering up the different elements on the printer which made them ever so slightly unpredictable.
After Trevor’s feedback and us coming together as a studio, we worked out which elements from all the chapters should go forward and Carlos and Caleb put together a template for our chapters to go into.
When we pitched our chapter idea to Trevor and the rest of the studio, we’d kind of forgotten about the divider page… So for us, it was left typographic and quite plan in relation to the other chapter designs.
After riso printing a digital collage and testing out various papers with the riso printer, I needed to push my ideas further. I had been creating digital collage to print through the riso just because it was simple enough to do, but this is something I could have just digitally printed. So the collages that… Read More Ellipsis: Further Riso Development
Without working on the pagination physically and then rechecking everything digitally I’d have spent a small fortune on printing credits and riso printing!
Once we got our feedback from Trevor we were able to develop ideas for the Anthology. This included meeting as the Design Leads to talk about the format and go back to our chapter groups to improve the overall design.
Mock-ups. Mock-ups are single-handedly the most useful thing to make when producing a publication and you can’t convince me otherwise!
Using my sketchbook to create some layout ideas was essential. If I’d begun with setting things up on InDesign to start off with rather than headed for the sketchbook then usually the layout of the page ends up permanently looking like the first draft as it looks so ‘final’ and polished even if it really isn’t… Read More Design Competition: Layout Development
As some of my research took me down the context of myth, I’d looked into Greek black-figure pottery as an aesthetic direction. I felt this was something that I could recreate with the riso printer through ink and paper combinations.