Cover of a zine titled Repurposing Riso: The Many Modes of Risograph Machines


Repurposing Riso


“Repurposing Riso” features original research examining the many ways risograph machines are used, particularly in the Bay Area. Applying theoretical concepts from the domain of science, technology, and society (STS) studies, it is informed by interviews with local artists as well as representatives of YouTube, the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, and Standard Business Machines (a local RISO dealer). Published for the 2019 Los Angeles Zine Fest, it is available in Oakland at Wolfman Books, Berkeley at Pegasus Books, and Chicago at Quimby’s.



Details


6.75” x 8”
32 three-color pages (orchid, bright red, black)
Risograph printed by Paper Press Punch


Interior spread of the section titled Introduction, with a purple and black picture of someone working in a studio

Interior spread of the subsection titled Uptake by artists, with a graphic from the RISO Kagaku Corporation on the left. On the right are logos of some RISO customers, including Google, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

Interior spread of the section titled Purposes of Use, with a red and black picture of sign that asks, What zines do you want to see more of in the world?

Interior spread of the subsection titled Facilitating connection, with purple and red postcards on the left. On the right is a woman arranging a zine display at a an event.

Interior spread of the section titled Why Now?, with a red and purple picture of two risograph machines in a print studio

Mark