RisoLab at the MoCCA Arts Festival: J 302 - 305

The School of Visual Art's RisoLAB was founded in the fall of 2015 by SVA MFA Visual Narrative Chair Nathan Fox as an interdisciplinary space for printing, publishing and production of Risograph based printed works. From bookstores to Etsy shops, MoCCA to SPX, comic-cons, book fairs and beyond, the Risograph duplicator has seen a resurgence in the past few years as a low-cost spot-color, “one-stop-shop” print production medium of choice for illustrators, designers, graphic novelists and visual storytellers world-wide. The Risograph duplicator has become a vital print production tool among the illustration, cartooning and printmaking community for its use as a low-cost, high-yield medium for experimentation, collaboration and self-promotion. 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. 

The RisoLab at the MoCCA Arts Festival is located on the 2nd floor at booth J 302- 305. Attendees to the Fest will be able to explore this medium and learn how to use it effectively as a tool for self-publishing. Demonstrations by top artists will provide background information on mark making, color and form through the risograph reproduction, along with how to approach color separation, pagination, and self publication through the Risograph printing process. 

SVA RisoLAB comes to the MoCCA Arts Festival through the generous sponsorship of SVA, RISO Inc., and LDI Color Toolbox

Photos (c)Lucea Spinelli.

Saturday, April 7:
12:00PM - 2:00PM | Natalie Andrewson
2:00PM - 4:00PM   | Panayiotis Terzis
4:00PM - 6:00PM   | Harvey Redding

Sunday, April 8
11:30AM - 1:30PM | Alyssa Berg
1:30PM - 3:30PM   | Panayiotis Terzis
3:30PM - 5:30PM   | Paul John  

!!! SVA will be raffling off two free spots to both the Spring and Fall Society of Illustrators RisoLAB Workshops. Each student will receive training to operate the Risograph duplicator. Continued access to the RISOLAB facilities can be purchased for an additional fee upon successful completion of the workshop. Dates are May 19-20 or September 22-23 from 10:00AM - 4:00PM.  Stop by Booth J 302 - 305 to enter the raffle! Learn more... !!!


Featured Artist JooHee Yoon created this year's Main Visual using the RisoLab. Posters, shirts, totes, and other merchandise available to purchase at the SI Booth on the 1st floor. Meet the artist at booth D 154.


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