Macolen Answers...
What's your favorite riso color or color combo?
Bright red + medium blue
Share 1-3 things about your technical process. (ie. how do you color separate?, how do you decide which colors, binding method, or paper to use?, is your process traditional, digital, or both?, if it's collaborative what does the back and forth look like?)
Mostly work digitally but we also like to play without computers from time to time. Editorial decisions are taken in collaboration with the artists we work with.
Share 1-3 things about your creative/conceptualizing process.
We call our method “Rápido y sucio” (Fast and dirty) it is fun and effective. That doesn’t mean the results aren’t clean. It’s just our the tool we use not to get stuck in the process and to make things materialize.
What did you have on your mind when you were working on this project/piece (or in general)? (ie. Does your work (this or other) relate to a particular current movement or concept?)
Having fun with the RISO and sharing the outcomes of this.
Do you have any risograph-related tips and tricks you'd like to share?
Clean your scanned drawings very well so as not to get “space shit” on your prints. Be patient with your machine when printing in rainy weather. Let each color of a multicolor print dry for a long time before adding the next one to avoid getting roller marks.
What is something that you would like to say to anyone reading this right now?
Maybe a bit cliché, but, limitations are very useful for making interesting things happen.