The ART of the zine

Updated: Jun 30



Making a zine seems like a good lockdown/half term project. So I thought I would write a blog about it.... But I've got totally lost in the research and the printing methods, mainly because I've discovered the beautiful art of The Risograph ! 

The Risograph is a stencil duplicator. Think of it as a cross between screen printing and photocopying. The Riso prints one colour at a time in bright, vibrant colours. It is ideal for posters, graphic prints, zines, comics, and other graphic arts.   What is a Risograph?


YOU DON"T NEED A RISOGRAPH PRINTER TO MAKE A ZINE THOUGH...

WHAT IS A ZINE?

"The word zine is short for "magazine". At its core, however, the zine is much more than some reduced version of another format.  Today, we know the zine as an independent, self-published print format that communicates a unique point of view on specific topics that fall outside the mainstream." 

read more about zines and how to make one here...
How to make a zine ~ from Creative Market 
How to Make a Zine: Fonts. Graphics & Templates to Get You Started
By Laura Busche 







MORE ADVICE ON MAKING A ZINE...

A Beginner's Guide to Making Zines ~ from Vice News
If you're just getting started, here's a guide—complete with illustrations to help you out. 
By Ambar Del Moral 

Beginners guide to making your own Zine ~ from Creative Bloq
You don't need to be a big publishing house to create your own print media. Here's how to do it yourself.
By Creative Bloq Staff


INSPIRATION...
To find where I found the art ~ take a look at this Pinterest page...
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/charlotted_uk/risograph-zines/



USEFUL LINKS...

The top 15 Risograph printing studios ~ from People of Print ~ Brighton.
https://www.peopleofprint.com/general/top-15-risograph-printing-studios/

Risotto is based in Glasgow and they are Risograph print specialist. I am also strangely in love with their website! 
https://www.risottostudio.com/ 



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