Small Editions Answers...
What's your favorite riso color or color combo?
Fluorescent Pink & Medium Blue (typical, but also very versatile!)
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?)
My process is a mix of analog and digital–I mostly deal with digital files form contributors, but I'll print out all the content and lay it out on the floor. I also mix up direct scanning from the riso bed with digital illustrations or images. The paper and binding are determined by the size of the book, the desired cost, and most importantly, the content. In lōkē vol. 2, I made two mini books to show video projects from a two contributors.
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?)
This project in particular is about bringing together artists and designers work across disciplines. I'm always thinking about how to best sequence contributors, and I'm always amazed at how such different works can still speak to each other when placed in proximity. This project is also about the parts and sum of the term "works in progress", and I conducted interviews to discuss work that I found difficult to communicate with images alone. For me, the lōkē project (and the general ways in which I work) is inspired by '60s & '70s artist magazines, and communities of New York artists who cross-collaborated in each other's various disciplines during the same time period.
What is something that you would like to say to anyone reading this right now?
Thank you! Supporting independent artists and small press is important and appreciated always, but especially necessary now. We can't do what we do without you!