So beautiful! Now that the weather is warmer and generally more pleasant I am planning on doing some marbling of my own for future projects and I found this video at the perfect moment!
Thanks Jeannie! I’m really proud of this issue, I had a lot of great contributors and finally was able to print a booklet using neon pink. As Jeannie mentioned I won the Applied Arts Young Blood Design award and will be published in the summer issue.
Rivet is available for purchase at 52 McCaul St. for $15 (4 different covers to choose from!)
PUBLISHED: RIVET ISSUE #2
Rivet is a bi-annual publication with this particular issue co-directed by friend and talented designer Marta Ryczko, also a winner for the Young Blood design category for the Applied Arts Awards this year! Congratulations Marta!
I had the honor to participate with my “Bodies in Cosmos” series.
Photos courtesy of Marta’s great portfolio.
This weekend was the first time that I got to use my keys to the new studio that I will be sharing with my two friends Mimi and Thary. It’s on Sauroren in an old factory, which means it’s walking distance to my place and close to all my favourite Parkdale hangouts. None of us have proper workspaces at our own places, so this is the perfect solution. We have a lot of work to do with the place, but this summer I’m hoping to get to do all the projects that I day dream about, including starting that monthly book project I wrote about awhile back. I will also finally move in my risograph and we’ll try to set up a screen printing area as well.
This summer will be the summer of beers and getting shit done.
I had the opportunity to design and print a poster for the Student Gallery and this is the result.
18” x 24”
3-colour split-fountain screenprint
More shots on my website!
hazel asked: Hi Marta, all your printmaking stuff is so great! Are you self-taught or did you take classes at school? I'm curious because I'd love to learn how to do screen-printing and risograph and all that cool stuff
I first took a screen printing class in 2010 at Open Studio. Shannon Gerard taught the class (she also teaches printmaking and publications at OCAD and is very good at it) and it was really great. I fell in love with screen printing instantly and came back for a few open sessions and now I rent space there. Open Studio still offers classes for beginners, this is their website.
You can also take summer printmaking classes at OCAD which I have also done. I took Letterpress and Nano Publishing and both of them were awesome. It helps to get familiar with the equipment that the school has if you want to use them beyond your classes. You can also register for printmaking classes during the year but I found that it was really hard to get a space, that’s why I suggested summer.
A Risograph is not really something that you can take classes for, its a machine, so you have to find one to use one. There are two great guys in Toronto that print and publish on a Risograph, Jp King from Paper Pusher Printworks, and Jesjit Gill of Colour Code. They are both really nice and if you are interested in printing on a Riso I recommend you contact them directly. If you want to own one, you just have to stalk Craigslist and other classified ads and hope that you find one, that’s how I got mine.
I hope that answers your question!
Hey, I finally updated my website! It’s a fucking miracle, really. I will be adding some more projects throughout the next two weeks, but take a look at what I have now. (Also, if you spot any errors or typos please let me know!) MARTARYCZKO.COM
I’m working on my first book for my book project and I want to interview or get stories from people about their immigrant experience. I’m writing about my dad coming to Canada and about my own experiences, as well as stories from friends. I would love to include other perspectives so if you have an interesting story and have time for a face-to-face or email interview, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
(Note: I’m not sure about the final format of the book, but anyone who decides to contribute will get a copy!)
So my big plan for this year for to do a zine for every week of the year. It seemed like a good idea when I came up with it a few month ago, but as the new year neared, I realized I didn’t want to make something for the sake of making, I was already doing that. I’d rather focus on refining my craft and becoming a better writer.
So, I decided that instead of 52 junky zines, I’m going to create one book/publication per month. I want to have enough time to think of a good theme and to be able to sketch out and plan of what I need to do, not to mention leave room for editing. I also want to go back to screen printing and letterpress because I feel like that part is missing in my life. In the end, I want to make something that will be beautiful and meaningful to me, and maybe if I’m lucky, to someone else as well.
Not sure yet when I will post the first one, but keep your eyes peeled!
I love this illustration so much to the point that I actually want to reblog it. I can’t wait for the new season!
Finally, months later we finished Rivet 2. This will be the last issue for me since I graduated so it would be great if you came to celebrate!
RIVET 2 Launch Party
November 27 7pm—10pm, at 52 McCaul St.
64 pages, two colour risograph publication 4 different covers.
Only 120 copies available, come pick up a copy for yourself!
$15 per issue.
More info HERE