Back again with a second instalment, the gang over at Junky Comics have invited 24 illustrators from Brisbane and Melbourne to fire up the defibrillator for the peak of 80s print tech, the risograph. The premise for Junky Comic’s Dead Format exhibitions? To breathe new life into this antiquated art form.
For any millennials who were too young/unborn to remember, the risograph was invented in 1986 and designed for high-volume photocopying to essentially mechanise manual printing, similar to a mimeograph. As part of the family of duplicating machines that predated the widespread use of digital printing, the risograph has well and truly entered the category of retro tech.
For the upcoming exhibition, each artist has created a work to be printed by diehard risographers at Helios Press. The resultant display is a showcase of the raw talent you’d be absolutely crackers to pass up. (And, these pieces look flippin' excellent hanging on your wall space, just saying...)
Expect a night of mingling, art, and 80s tech. Get across the events page for more deets. The details
What: Dead Format II: A Risograph Exhibition
Where: Junky Comics, 93 Vulture Street, West End
When: 6pm, Saturday 8 September
Image credit: provided, Niqui Toldi @milkitea