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Issue Press is a small independent publishing house and print shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Founded in 2010 by George Wietor, Issue Press has produced artist publications, editions, and various other printed matter using the Risograph digital duplicator.
George has been recognized for playing a key role in organizing and sharing knowledge about the arts-based Risograph community and the machine itself. His self-initiated project Stencil.wiki is an online resource that consists of an interactive atlas of artists, designers and printers who use the Risograph; a compilation of art book fairs, zine fests, and comic book events; and resources for machine troubleshooting. Last November he presented at the first international Riso Expert Meeting at the Van Eyck Acadmie in the Netherlands on the theme of Mapping Risography: Building an International Community of Printers.
Here’s what George had to say about his work: