Tiny Splendor is a collective publishing press running out of Berkeley and Los Angeles, California. It was founded on the idea of finding a way to share our friends' artwork, while satisfying our obsession with and love of ink on paper. We publish risograph zines, art books and artist print editions.
We started making zines about 7 years ago. The idea of collaboration and putting out illustration in a book form kinda just happened. We first started out making photocopy zines and came across the riso. It's been fun combining the love of printmaking and art with other artist. We wanted to continue printmaking after college and also continue the community print studios create.
The constant reminder to take it slow and take your time to make something can be challenging. A show/fair/event are good hard deadlines to have, but can be very stressful and unhealthy sometimes. It's best to take the time to make something you can be proud of because bad last minute situations can and always happen!
Our favorite part about making zines is collaborating with other artist. It's an inspiration talking to other artist and what we can produce together. The creativity and ideas flow through conversation -- It's always a good feeling sharing knowledge and experiences with others that are driven to make a book.