The poster with its combination of word and image offers numerous possibilities for design and usage. A staple in every teenager’s bedroom, it also holds subversive political potential in the public space. Also British artist Jeremy Deller often works with this medium and takes advantage of its communicative possibilities. In this workshop with the printing collective Risograd, participants will develop their own ideas and directly implement them by use of risography. In this method, one colour is applied to the paper in each printing pass. The intention of this workshop is to get acquainted with the characteristics of riso printing and, put original ideas on paper and ponder on the possibilities of the poster as medium.
Risograd is a printing collective from Graz, which runs a printing room at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz, since 2017. At the open workshop, people can realize their own printing projects under supervision. The collective is interested in the DIY-aspect of publications and the accompanying aesthetics and understands the project as a political tool in order to reclaim the means of production for printed material. Apart from the open workshops, the collective spends their time on their own projects—this sometimes results in tangible things such as (photo-) magazines, comics and small encyclopaedias on the history of feminism in Austria.