RISO SOUP: MISPRINT
Throughout 2022, artists involved in the project created new work after an extended period of isolation and hiatus. This publication is a collection of the work, along with just as many ‘misprint’ pages. Our artists considered the following themes:
misprints, mistakes, serendipity, growth, progress, metamorphosis, variations, and change.
The pages of the book naturally evolved, morphed, and grew as they were overprinted, paired, swapped, or torn apart during the process. This created the hybrid artworks, our ‘misprint’ pages. As you read the book, you see the original designs, and then their misprint.
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For the book launch at IMPACT 12 Printmaking Conference in Bristol UWE, we had a huge wall space to work with. We installed all the misprints here, creating a wall of colour. Submitted images were installed opposite, just like in the publication.
About Riso Soup
Riso Soup is a sister project of Dundee Print Collective, specialising in Risograph printing projects. Working with DPC and Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, Riso Soup have made 11 Riso publications and print projects since 2014, spanning a wide variety of subjects and styles. The eclectic ‘soup’ of members is ever evolving, often including students and artists new to printmaking - Risograph is a great entry point. They attend zine fairs around the UK and Europe, distributing members zines, and have also worked with artists to create co-editioned works. During the pandemic, Riso Soup ran two online open call projects called Pick ‘n Mix, where 2 colour print submissions were produced in small editions and sent back to their creators by post, along with a selection of the other artists work, in the spirit of a socially distanced ‘zine swap’. Misprint evolved from these projects.
Clarity is a strange, hazy story about a lucid dream, told through layers of images printed on semi-transparent paper stock.
A riso art zine featuring some original ink paintings and charcoal drawings. It is a 16 page book.
Splash features dreamy drawings full of textures, symbols and shapes. Risograph printed on recycled paper stock in teal and fluorescent pink.
Under features dreamlike drawings full of textures, symbols and shapes. Risograph printed on recycled paper stock in cyan and black.
Features the work of 45 artists, writers, photographers, poets who responded to an open call at the beginning of COVID-19 lockdowns all over the world.
The brief was open, contributors responded to ‘where are you at right now’? The results are a huge mixture of stories and imagery of life in quarantine in March/April 2020.
48 Pages, printed in b&w on recycled paper, staple bound.