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Imperfection Machines: Low Res in a High Res World

Scott Boms
August 25, 2017

Imperfection Machines: Low Res in a High Res World

As new technologies continue to blur the lines between our real and digital worlds and we lose the edges of traditional mediums, obsolete technologies like letterpress or vinyl records become desired objects of art. But can type be art, and how do obsolete technologies transform and elevate type in unexpected and curious ways? This brief talk will look at how the Risograph, an unusual, effectively obsolete, and inherently imperfect machine can add value and desirability to letterforms and design, and what their increasing popularity has done to bring creative expressions of typography and design to new audiences.

Scott Boms

August 25, 2017
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  1. IMPERFE
    CTION MACH
    INES Low Res in a High Res World

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  2. Design Lead/Analog Research Lab
    @scottboms @analoglab
    Scott Boms

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  3. Sad water bottle
    or saddest water bottle?

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  4. Paper
    goes in
    Magic
    comes
    out

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  5. 39
    125
    3
    12
    173
    3
    2
    8
    3
    12
    9

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  6. Analog Research Lab Flyer
    Scott Boms/John Patrick Thomas

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  7. The Linotype Film
    Doug Wilson
    Linotype

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  8. ExtraPlaats
    Knust Press/Extrapool

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  9. ExtraPlaats
    Knust Press/Extrapool

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  10. Imperfection Book
    Studio O.OO

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  11. A Brief History of Time
    Elana Schlenker

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  12. Facebook Speaker Series
    Scott Boms/Analog Lab

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  13. Zeitgeist Zine
    Tim Belonax

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  14. Signs Hastily Recalled
    Jez Burrows

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  15. One Billion Flip Book
    Fuchsia MacAree

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  16. A Walk in the Garden
    Eddie Perotte

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  17. Impossible I-1 and Lab Cameras
    The Impossible Project
    Dark Side of the Moon
    40th Anniversary Special Re-release

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  18. Happy Little Accidents
    Conor Nolan

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  19. Into the Abyss
    Mario Wagner

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  20. Noburu Hayama
    Founder/CEO of the
    RISO Kagaku Corporation

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  21. Print Gocco Demonstration
    Tokyo, Japan

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  22. Ironic
    you say?

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  23. Forms and Flora Zine Series
    Nous Vous

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  24. Silkscreen 230 mesh Screen
    Analog Research Lab

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  25. Risograph Schematic
    Moniker Press, Vancouver

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  26. From The Linotype Film
    by Doug Wilson

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  27. Forms and Flora Zine Series
    Nous Vous

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  28. From The Linotype Film
    by Doug Wilson
    Artist Prints
    Sigrid Calon

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  29. From The Linotype Film
    by Doug Wilson

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  30. Paper Feed Wheel
    Risograph ME 9450U

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  31. Clearly someone
    else’s idea of “Ideal”
    Resist! Print
    Kenichiro Chaffee

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  32. Imperfection Book
    Studio O.OO

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  33. Imperfection Book
    Studio O.OO

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  34. 10 Rules for Work
    Scott Boms

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  35. From The Linotype Film
    by Doug Wilson

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  36. From The Linotype Film
    by Doug Wilson

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  37. Unknown
    Jimmy Mezei

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  38. Laser Cut Riso Zine
    Jimmy Mezei

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  39. The Medium is the Message
    Scott Boms

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  40. Stories About Coming Out
    Beth Dean and Michelle Pujals

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  41. The Future
    Jimmy Mezei

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  42. Artist Book
    Nous Vous

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  43. Being Hear
    Fuchsia MacAree

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  44. Being Hear
    Fuchsia MacAree

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  45. Analog Research Lab Flyer
    Scott Boms/John Patrick Thomas

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  46. Disconnect
    Fuchsia MacAree

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  47. From The Linotype Film
    by Doug Wilson

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  48. Compunabula
    Corey Holmes

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  49. Seek the Truth
    Scott Boms

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  50. Signal Synthesis
    Matt Katsaros

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  51. Tucker Nichols
    Artist

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  52. Conor Nolan
    Illustrator

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  53. Tim Belonax
    Analog Research Lab

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  54. A Brief History of Time
    Elana Schlenker

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  55. Resist! Print
    Kenichiro Chaffee

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  56. @scottboms @analoglab

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