For my first series of recommendations, reviews and thoughts for this blog, I’m going to start with a few of my favorites from SPX 2013.
I’d like to start by posting a rec for a fashion zine collaboration by Coleman Engle, Nick Sumida and John Lisle called Hi_RES. This zine is a surreal ride of three different art styles by three different artist. It’s broken up into three section for each artist. The zine is a 2 color risograph printing. Color value and slight mistakes vary from zine to zine. Making each copy “one of a kind”. I actually saw Hi_RES on tumblr before journeying to SPX. It was on my ‘gotta check this out’ list and I have to say I was not disappointed. I’ve found that I really have an attraction for risograph printed zines and comics. Even if this zine wasn’t risograph printed, it’s of great quality. I really enjoyed all threes art styles. All three artists are very different in terms of art style but the uniformed color scheme really brings the zine together. I really approve of the colors chosen. It only uses two colors - one warm, one cool. The contrast between them was a great visual choice. This was a great addition to my collection.
Hi_RES can be purchased online here