The Risograph is not a perfect machine. When printing multiple colors it rarely registers correctly, and when printing multiple layers of ink, it will often leave a roller mark from the paper feeding mechanism. Perfection in design is something we strive for but at times a blemish can give a quality that was unachievable with precision. The show was a celebration of imperfection. I titled the show Not Perfect.
I invited 36 local designers and artists to submit digital files of their work to me. I then printed out each persons work based on their color preference. All prints were made on Portland State University's new Risograph printer.
The event was held on July 26th at the Aalto Lounge. Many people attended opening night and purchased a print for themselves. I was able to donate money made back into the PSU Risograph Room, as well as pay the participants of the show.