Anna Belleforte

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the directness of print

Posted by Anna Belleforte on April 21, 2018 at 11:25 AM

The residency offers group workshops. Today’s was making zines: pamphlets images made from collage and drawing, for basic black and white photocopying. Fun to do, playing with your basics, and a cheap way to self-publish your thoughts and art. The zine culture is big in Central/Eastern Europe, complete with an annual event – Ukmukkfukk Zinefeszt next weekend – hosting all these great, creative printers/self-publishers. We also had a first introduction to risography, at Hurrikan Press. I like it a lot – the strong print colours, high contrast, simple shapes, silk-screening quality. All our print work will also culminate in the publication of a print anthology at the end. But apart from that, it’s good to have an alternative avenue for ideas, because I’m overloading a bit. So far I’ve collected ideas based on things that appeal in the urban environment, so picture folders for: lines, patterns, green stuff, spaces, courtyards, street objects and architectural details. Now the challenge to streamline, find focus.

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