O.oo: No Magic In Riso
A bilingual risograph tool book
By Lu Ihwa, Liu Yuxian, and Vivian Wang
Risograph is a brand of digital duplicators that are designed mainly for high-volume photocopying and printing. The process creates micro-imperfections in printing, similar to spontaneity, or even comparable to how improvisation in jazz can lead to an unexpected but pleasant result.
The result of two years of research by O.OO, a graphic design studio based in Taipei, the main focus of this publication is color separation and experimentation with images. The studio does not claim the color separation methods described here to be absolute or the “right” way, but offer resources in hopes that they can provide helpful advice in practice while on the path to professionalism in this field.
"Made with 15 RISO colors, 660 masters, 3 fans, 4 people, 74 tubes of soy ink, 695,000 sheets of paper and 2 RISO digital duplicators in 850 working days."
Designed by Lu Ihwa and Pamina Reisinger
Published by O.oo Risograph & Design
Third printing, limited edition of 1,500 copies
Softcover, 360 pages, color and b&w (15 Riso colors, 660 masters), 4.5 × 7.2 inches