Artist Nick Fagan created a two print series with us in March 2018. Based on a series of drawings Nick created two risograph prints utilizing four colors. These two prints blend cartoon and abstraction to create compositions that seem to engage both the movement of animation and the exploration of color and form tied to abstract paintings.
Weeds is a 24 page hand sewn artist book by Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz.
“ I love weeds - Ricardo”
Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice synthesizes Indigenous oral traditions and ethnographic botanical histories as a foundation to discuss sociopolitical infrastructure in the America’s. Ricardo blends folklore and ethnobotany as a means to discuss the difficult histories navigated via marginalized groups affected by colonialism. Their intention is to disseminate an intersectional dialogue that accesses past, present, and future timelines to locate modes for metaphysical reconciliation. Ricardo’s work reflects on the issues of the everyday and is meant to represent a fluid curricula that encourages community building and reengagement with the natural world.
Grounded in research, prose, personal memoir, and the philosophical teachings of curanderismo (Mexican faith healing) Ricardo initiates a conversation as to how does healing manifest in the 21th century. With a studio practice rooted in drawing works manifest in a variety of media such as images, texts, physical gestures initiated via the artist’s body, archived documentation, charms, garments, and ritual objects.
Ricardo is focused on the development of a contemporary mythos and symbology that dissolves post - colonial European constructs that perpetuate invisible barriers built through a history of discrimination and subversive socio-political tactics. The participants in the narrative are the materialized consciousness of fauna and flora as they motion through latent instinct to act as caretakers for perpetually occurring physical and psychic systems. Due to the genetic abilities of fauna and flora to adapt, heal, mutate, and populate it extends their durability and roles in engaging disruptions within multiple dimensions and periods of time. The disruptions occur as psychic cages, hauntings, climate change phenomena, and radical impulses of other organisms motivated to pollute. The characters actions occur alongside fluid personal impetus to engage in nuanced gestures such affection, leisure, and mischief. Their day to day is meant to preserve and illustrate the history of indigenous communities whose routine emphasized biodiversity and relationship with their surrounding ecology.
Two color risograph. First Edition 2018
An example of some of our printing capabilities. These are the current colors we have on hand. In 2016 this chart was a part of the riso color chart show at the Magical Riso conference at the Jan Van Eyck Academia in Maastricht, Netherlands
Print by Rellie Brewer. Never come between a person and their zine.
28 page publication about the horrors and paths through Doof's Dungeon. Risograph printed in medium blue. By Harrison Stewart 2017
A small 20 page zine telling the story of cleaning pools. This edition has a small insert that includes more renderings of pools.
Field Work is a book of compositions surrounding the visual imagery of a sports field. Figures interrupt the perfect lines throughout this 24 page book. Risograph printed with green and yellow.
Our first CMYK print that we executed when we obtained enough colors to make a CMYKish print
Millie is a series of comics and stories by Rellie Brewer. There are now three collections of Millie stories ranging from ghosts, summer sadness, and small town life to walks by the river.
A four color riso print that was printed for artist Kat Lyons.
Here at Clown Kisses Press we are always trying to make the most of our time and resources. These prints come from leftover paper strips that we found in our studio. "Registration" and "Stupid" are both riso printed.
20 page zine by Harrison Stewart. One color riso printed
Hello Down There by James McPherson is a 24 page zine about how and what we see. The subtle relationships between color and the words we describe them with.
4 color cover for a zine all things Taco Bell.
Three color riso print by James McPherson