Dec 222017
 

12.20.17

The second Print Fair / Art Market took place on December 16 at Field Contemporary and it was a blast!

HUGE THANKS to: all exhibitors for participating with their wonderful wares; Zine Club/Sylvana d’Angelo for creating a beautiful reading room installation; Bryce Kristopher Paul Agecoutay for providing tunes and transportation; Cedar Cider for offering delicious berverages; Daniel Jefferies of Field Contemporary for the space; and of course, everyone who attended to support local artists!

Happy Holidaze and see you next year!

Dec 112017
 

12.11.17

Super excited to be organizing this with Zine Club event again! Stop by FIELD Contemporary (17 W Broadway) from 12-7pm on December 16th. This one day free event will showcase a variety of print/publishing*. Browse to some good tunes with cider in hand. (Snacks and drinks will be available throughout!)

*also: crafts/artist objects/clothing/rocks!

Participating publishers:

Paper Innards Distro
Neoglyphic Media
Andrea Lukic
Hayley Dawn Muir
Cole James Pauls
Kirsten Hatfield
Perro Verlag
DDOOGG
William Dereume
Juli Majer
Moogie Mag
Sharona Franklin
Zine Club
Sylvana d’Angelo
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Moniker Press
…and more!

Reading Room:
Sylvana d’Angelo / Zine Club

Snacks:
TBA

Tunes:
Bryce Kristopher Paul Agecoutay

Hosted by FIELD Contemporary.
Organized by Erica Wilk + Sylvana d’Angelo.

Stick around the hood and head on over to Dynamo Arts Association‘sDAA VVinterFest & Karaoke & Karaoke afterwards! ♥

Everyone welcome. This space is wheelchair accessible. We acknowledge that this event takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Nov 142017
 

11.14.17

 

Super excited to be in Mexico Albeit a last minute decision, we are super excited to be attending RRRéplica in Mexico City again this year! It takes place from November 17 to 19 at Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote.

Rrréplica is a non-profit, fiercely independent initiative. A gathering for the discussion and dissemination of the publishing practices of those who use the electronic stencil-printing technique, known as risography. It’s about publishing, conforming public space, cultivate the right to dissent, attend the urgency and resonate.

Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote is a space, an archive, a publishing project and a museum. Located in what were the workshops of El Hijo del Ahuizote, a legendary satirical newspaper of opposition and resistance to the tyrannical regime of Porfirio Díaz during the late 19th and early 20th century, served as a matrix of the first revolutionary movement in Mexico, led by a group of journalists that soon derived into radical anarchism.

Some photos of last year’s RRRéplica (more on the website)…

Nov 092017
 

11.08.17

You’re invited…

NOVEMBER OPEN STUDIO + BOOK SALE

Saturday, November 11, 1–6pm
@ 524 Main Street (Directions here)

Drop by to learn about the inner workings of the Moniker Press risograph print shop! At the open studio, you’re invited to: pick up a copy of the “Intro to Riso” zine, see the RZ and MZ printers in person, view print samples from the archive and meet others who are interested in risograph printing.

Nov 072017
 

11.07.17

NOW ONLINE! We invited 12 artists to experiment with green and blue risograph printing, the 2018 Artists Calendar is the result! Calendar is spiral bound with small hole for hanging, includes artist biographies and monthly calendar spread in the back.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Priscilla Yu – January
Kate Hunt – February
Chandra Melting Tallow – March
Jess Butler – April
Jo Cook – May
Giselle Bourget – June
Ana Paula Reyes – June
Juli Majer – July
Sandeep Johal – August
Cindy Mochizuki – September
Kirsten Hatfield – October
Maia Boakye – November
Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes – December

Printed + Published by Moniker Press
Vancouver, BC, 2017

Proceeds from the Artists Calendar will support Moniker Press’ 2018 publishing projects.


PURCHASE ONLINE HERE

Oct 192017
 

10.18.17

And just like that so goes another year at the Vancouver Art Book Fair…We had such an amazing weekend, books, riso parties, and hangs with buds! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the fair and Moniker Press.

If you didn’t make it to the fair (or even if you did) be sure to check out the work of some of our print faves: Gato Negro Ediciones, Moonspace Books, KG Press, Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe, Endless Editions, Clown Kisses Press, Brick Press, The New Gallery, Fully Booked and Colpa Press.

p.s. 2018 Calendars are now available for order online or for local pickup!

Oct 132017
 

10.10.17

Moniker Press has not gone into hibernation just yet! But we have been in the studio getting ready for the upcoming Vancouver Art Book Fair this weekend. As we are entering into the cozy autumn season, now is the perfect time to stock up on some new reading material!

Stop by the Moniker Press table and say hi!
Friday, October 13, 6–8pm
Saturday + Sunday October 14-15, 12–6pm
@ Vancouver Art Gallery Annex, 750 Hornby St

The 2018 Artists Calendar will be released at the VABF! This years calendar features a green and blue risograph page for each month of 2018. Artists for the calendar include: Priscilla Yu, Kate Hunt, Chandra Melting TallowJess ButlerJo CookGiselle Bourget, Ana Paula ReyesJuli Majer, Sandeep JohalCindy MochizukiKirsten HatfieldMaia Boakye, and Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes. Curious what’s inside? Pick up a copy at the fair to find out!

Dakwäkãda Warriors Book Signing: On Saturday (1-2pm) and Sunday (2-3pm) artist, Cole Pauls will be making an appearance at the Moniker Press table (1st Floor) to answer questions and sign copies of both Dakwäkãda Warriors I: Sha Catcher and Dakwäkãda Warriors II. Both copies can also be purchased at the fair for $30.

On another note, if you are interested in learning more about international Risograph print practices I would recommend attending a few of the presentations taking place at the VAG Annex, 2nd Floor, Library.
Specifically:

  • “Lithuanian Self-Publishing Culture” KG Press (Kaunas, Lithuania) on Saturday 4:00pm
  • “Urgent Material in a Collapsing Era” Gato Negro Ediciones (Mexico City) Sunday 2:00pm
  • “Democratizing Publishing Practices” Endless Editions (New York) on Sunday 4:00pm

Looking forward to seeing you at the fair!

Aug 082017
 

08.07.17

Our Missing Body: Newspapers I, II, III
Created by Zoe Kreye
Text insert by Tracy Stefanucci
Printed and Published by Moniker Press
Edition of 150
Vancouver BC, 2017

BOOK LAUNCH:
Wednesday, August 30, 6-8pm
Wil Aballe Art Projects
688 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Our Missing Body: Newspapers I, II, III is a collection of three small newspapers by artist, Zoe Kreye. Published collaboratively with Moniker Press, a limited edition of Our Missing Body was risograph printed in Vancouver, BC, 2017. In addition, the envelope features a letter introducing the project by Tracy Stefanucci.

Copies of Our Missing Body will be available for purchase. Also What is Pressure? What is Temperature? exhibition will also be on view.


These are newspapers written by the body. A quiet voice not often heard or listened to. The words have been collected, compiled, written and rewritten with large physical strokes over three years, maybe three lifetimes. They are the daily news that comes from a place where the body leads. On certain days the mind has no directive, no mentorship, and it is the body that we must read. The body knows which arm to lift, which joint to bend and how to fill a belly in order to find some stability, some transformation. In this circumstance, the body writes through a very specific process. Clay forms have been moulded from the body, in movement, and were later used by many to focus on sensation, conjure visions, listen to stories and create movement rituals. The newspapers of Our Missing Body Dream diaries, turned grief manual, turned somatic pamphlet, turned ritual instructional guide, turned speculative fiction. —dream diaries turned grief manuals, turned somatic pamphlets, turned ritual instructional guides, turned speculative fictions— are written from the many hands and voices of these encounters.

Sources: Bonnie McComb Kreye, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Clarice Lispector, Dance Troupe Practice, Dorothy Iannone, Eleonora Fabiao, Francis Weller, Hilma af Klint, John Berger, Karen Barad, Lygia Clark,  Mai-Thu Perrett, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Merleau Ponty,  Octavia Butler, Pablo de Ocampo, Robyn, Stacy Ho, Zoe Kreye and participants from related public workshops.

Jul 132017
 

07.12.17

Beyond excited to announce that our latest collaborative print will be the first available online at People of Print’Department Store.

 i, ii, iii: trio is a large scale interactive risograph poster that invites the viewer to participate as the third collaborator. The viewer can mold the poster into a 3D object by cutting out and folding shapes, thus create a play of light, space, room, shadow.

i. Graphite with water drawings by Sylvie Ringer
ii. Design and formatting by Erica Wilk
iii. Cut outs by _________________

2-colour Risograph printed and published by Moniker Press
Cream card stock. Size: 15 x 22″ (11 x 15″ when folded)
Special edition of 200—Vancouver, BC, 2017


i. Using graphite and ink, artist, Sylvie Ringer created a personal “setzkästchen“ (archive, collection) of reinterpreted objects and plants on paper.

ii. Erica Wilk (of Moniker Press) then worked with the raw drawings. They were rearranged, defragmented and composed into a different system of objects. Designed to be printed as a two colour large scale risograph experiment.

iii. Lastly, we invite the viewer, to complete the triptych by interacting with the poster as they desire.


PURCHASE ONLINE HERE