JIMMY RIORDAN

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FINDING AIDS -2017

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8.5x11"
A series of  trifold publications designed to accompany Riordan's 2017/2018 residency in the Anchorage Museum's resource center/archive. 

 

What  We  Eat - 2017

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This book contains the abridged transcript of a conversation about food as it relates to tradition and cultural exchange in Alaska, organized by Riordan, Moderated by Julia O'Malley

WALDEN - 2017

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9x12"
A trifold poster designed to accompany Riordan's performance of Walden in the Anchorage Museum's elevator. 

 

Untitled(Color Study) - 2017

A collaboration with New York based painter Christy Powers, this set contains 4 small 8 page books, each comprised of a series of Powers' paintings or photographs. The dots on the covers correspond to the colors used in the printing of the books. 
 
 

point A,  Point B,  point c - 2016

 

Late - 2016

 

S.o.o.l. Reader - 2015

 

 

 

Seeking  the  source  guidebook - 2015

 

Le Roman du Lievre - 2008 - 2014


Comics

 

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SOWSER Vol.2, 1 - 2017

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ABC-bourgeois-Z - 2015

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SHAMAN PIG -2016 

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HELD UP BOOK ONE - 2015

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COOKIE PUSS -2015

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SEAGULL  LIBRARY - 2015

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SOWSEAR Vol. 1 - 2013 - 2015

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Held Up 1 - 5

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Risograph Printing

 
 
 

My shop operates a few Risographs, all of which are GR models of various sizes. These are pretty old machines, but they produce really cool results and can print in a bunch of different colors. I can currently print very accurate registration on letter sized paper. Legal sized prints are less accurate. I am in the process of refurbishing a machine that will be able to print tabloid. 

What Is a Risograph?

If silkscreen and a photocopier had a baby that baby would be Risograph. Risograph printing functions like a photocopier, but instead of burning toner to a sheen of paper, the machine burns your image into a sheet of material called a master and stretches it around a cylindrical silk screen. Paper moves through the machine, passing over the drum. A squeegee/roller system on the inside of the drum pushes the ink through the master like a stencil. The result is that whatever was black on your original prints in whatever color of soy-based ink is in the drum. To print multiple colors the paper has to go through the machine multiple times. Does this make sense? It really doesn’t matter. What you need to know is that it is an affordable style of printing that looks a lot like a silkscreen/stencil. 

 

Colors

letter and Legal: Black, Federal Blue, Teal, Green, Purple, Red, Burgundy, Fluorescent Pink, Orange, Yellow, Flat Gold

Tabloid: Black: Red, Medium Blue

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