One particularly promising innovation of our fall 2015 semester is the addition of courses from SVA’s MFA Visual Narrative program. These include two Risograph printing courses taught in the brand new Risograph printing studio and a storytelling class called InFORMed by Story. Their respective instructors, Pan Terzis and Ryan Weber, recently shared lessons and insights in two different outlets.
Pan Terzis sat down for an interview on SVA’s RISOLAB blog. Pan shares his initiation with Risograph printing, and the fascination that followed. He also reveals the astonishing efficiency of Riso printing:
“I managed to print a 36 page book in an edition of 150 with 52 layers of color in less than twelve hours. To Screenprint that many colors with that quantity would take weeks of backbreaking labor. I was immediately hooked.”
Ryan Weber, “Two Brothers” (with Christopher Weber)
Ryan Weber recorded an interview with SVA’s Story: visualized blog. He covers many ideas, including the fun and freedom of self-publishing. He also outlines a goal of his upcoming course:
“It’s about opening a discussion and dialogue about form can inform story and story can inform form; how those things can work together. Rather than just writing something and plopping it into a template.”