Bum magazine’s risograph experiment

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Lee Marable and Roosa Melentjeff are the editors and designers of Bum, a lovely risograph printed magazine based in Helsinki and dedicated to exploring stories around arts, architecture and design. As they explain in this conversation, the magazine really started because they wanted to experiment with risograph printing, and I think it’s clear they’ve totally fallen in love with this unpredictable and painstaking method of printing. One of my favourite things about the magazine is its use of really narrow column-width pages, as well as extra-wide gatefolds, and they explain how those odd pages are actually made possible by the hand-finishing they use for their small-run riso printing.

I’m including some pictures below of those extra-narrow and extra-wide pages, and you can see more by checking the listings in the Stack shop – we currently have copies of issue two and issue three available to buy.

I hope you enjoy this conversation with Lee and Roosa, and of course if you’re not already following us please do so wherever you get your podcasts and we’ll be able to keep on delivering new episodes to you as soon as they’re ready.



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