Rory's also got a beautiful website featuring some of their design work, which we encourage you to take a look at: rrry.me/

zine101

Class Six

PRINTING

"What's a bleed?"

In this video tutorial, designer and printmaster Rory Harnden takes us back to basics. Rory talks through a brief history of printing, how printing actually works and what you can do to have harmonious conversations with your printer.

To make things even easier, Rory's also put together a script for their tutorial, which you can download below: 

ASSIGNMENT

Take something you’ve already created, or create something new, and think about how you might prepare your creation to print with two colours. 

  • This might just be making two layers in the program your using digitally (hot tip: set the top layer to “multiply” to make it blend and mix into the layer below), OR,

 

  • If you’re more of an analogue, hands-on creator, create a traditional, single-colour zine-style piece, but add some spot colour with a second pass. This might be:

 

    • A rubber stamp you make or find,

    • A stamp you cut out of rubber or a vegetable,

    • A stencil you paint through, or

    • Something else entirely!

 

The most important thing is that it’s something you can do over and over again that saves you time (otherwise it doesn’t count as printing...).

RESOURCES

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GOOGLE FONTS

 

Thousands of freely usable fonts, mostly fairly sensible, but there are a lot to choose from. Look for the ‘Download Family’ button to use them on your computer, rather than online.

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VELVETYNE.FR

Some really unique, inspiring typographic work, all open source (so you can edit the fonts themselves if you’re so inclined), and free to use. Super ziney and fun. 

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TEXTURE FABRIK

Hundreds of exciting, inspiring, high quality textures (attribution or donation required).

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WIKIPEDIA/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

All of the images on Wikipedia (by definition) are available for non-commercial reuse with attribution, and some with even fewer restrictions. Even better than that, there are thousands of times more images that don’t make it into articles that are hidden away at the Wikimedia Commons.

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TE PAPA COLLECTIONS

For some closer-to-home imagery, check out what Te Papa has to offer. Tick the box for “with images” and “unrestricted use” for images that are mostly out of copyright, or released to the public domain, or “some reuse” for pictures that you might need to attribute/credit.

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FLICKR - THE COMMONS

As well as doing a Creative Commons search, you can search the back-catalogues of hundreds of libraries around the world that have scanned and uploaded illustrations and photos from old books (mostly out of copyright and public domain) to use in your projects.

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UNSPLASH

A free source of thousands of high quality photos from professional and amateur photographers. No credit or donation required.

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