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Self-organised Publishing Studio 2021


Author’s Name

Kai Nordfors


Project Name

Under The Green Willow


Project Description
This project is a riso-printed zine publication, in a total of 26 copies. The content contains four interviews from four interviewees about each person’s perception of death. The content also includes a small illustrated story about the life cycle of a goat. The zine contains 28 pages that are printed in black and flat gold riso inks. Covers are printed in flat gold on black, lilac, green or red paper. Paper used in publication are Munken Pure (80g) for the inner pages and Tiziano (220g) for the covers. The dimensions of the publication is 210 x 126 mm. I wanted to achieve a bible-like feeling in this publication, purposefully using as thin and yellowish paper as possible for the inner pages and simulating the gold foil stamping effect on the covers with a flat gold riso ink.