Hosted at IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) and coordinated by LWD member Marilee Sweeney, owner of Gastronaut Design Studio
Led by the expert studio staff at IPRC, it was an engaging night of new faces, a studio tour and learning about the letterpress and Risograph printing process.
LWD members were given a tour of IPRC’s new studio space, and heard about it’s 20 year history as being an independent printing mecca and community resource.
“IPRC’S Mission & Vision
The IPRC’s Mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork.”
LWD members got a thorough demo on RISO printing, a Japanese print method known for it’s vivid inks and quick production speed, as well as a large block printing demo (the IPRC has over 150 different types). Everyone attending got to do a Risograph and letterpress pull over and left with a beautiful print that was designed by Marilee.
For more info about joining this amazing Portland resource you can visit their website: https://www.iprc.org/becomeamember/membership/
Marilee wrote this wonderful article about IPRC for AIGA in December of 2017. It really captures the vibrant history and current vibe of the IPRC:
Some pictures of the night’s fun!