Tiny Splendor publishes risograph zines and art books, mostly illustrative based and a small collection of photo books.
Most of our zines are illustrative based with some additional photo based zines. All our zines are risographed at our studios in Los Angeles and Berkeley. We exhibit a verity of different artist that we publish.
We started making zines about 5 years ago in the East Bay. We are all living there and printmaking and photocopying zines. We started a collective with the help of our friends. We would post up at parks and sidewalks vending zines, patches and prints. We got a hold of a risograph and it kinda snow-balled from there. Zines are a good way for us to keep our love for printmaking alive.
We mostly ask artist if they want to make a zine and publish it by making an edition of zines. We also work on our own personal artwork and about once a year we ask friends to contribute in anthologies. It's super fun!
It's a form of expression... whatever you want to say and put out in the world it can be simply made with printed sheets of paper and a couple of staples. A little piece of you out there and multiplied.
We really don't know haha
I can't remember what our first zine was, but i remember a silkscreen zine we made over 5 years ago. We would have potlucks at our apartment and the table would be covered with a brown craft paper. Our friends would eat, party and just draw on the table. It would be covered with food stains and weird ideas. We scanned all the drawing, and process it to be screen printed. It was a great process of collecting memories of those simpler times.
The print process, seeing how the inks interact and make the content/illustration come all together at the end. It' all a satisfying practice.