THE FIRST IN OUR COVERAGE OF THE MAGICAL RISO CONFERENCE HELD AT THE JAN VAN EYCK ACADEMIE IN MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS.
Guests: Jesjit Gil, Moritz Grünke, and Mari Campistron
Host: Christopher Kardambikis
Recorded on November 18th, 2018 at the Magical Riso conference held at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Jesjit Gil is the co-founder of Colour Code, established in 2012. Colour Code is an independent print studio and publishing platform based in Toronto, Canada. They specialize in high quality, artist friendly printing for local, US and international customers. Colour Code also publishes and distributes small-run artist books, comics, posters and other printed matter.
Moritz Grünke is the co-founder of We make it, a Risograph printing and design studio, a library and exhibition space based in Berlin dedicated to artists, designers and people who love excellent and handcrafted printed matter. We make it is a project by Franziska Brandt und Moritz Grünke who also founded Gloria Glitzer, a small press for artists books, in 2007. Since then they published lots of artzines, attends at many art(ists’) book fairs all over Europe and curated several exhibitions on self-publishing artists. Moritz Grünke also collects artists’ publications and founded artzines.de a blog dedicated to self-publishing artists in 2010.
MARI CAMPISTRON is a Glasgow based illustrator who currently works as a print technician and studio manager at RISOTTO studio. She is part of the collective Riso Sur Mer along with Élise Rigollet, Inès Gradot, Joséphine Ohl and Margaux Bigou. Between Paris and Glasgow, they collaborate on various projects from zines to posters, calendars or books, all based around the Risograph print technique. Find out more about Mari here.