Total Monsoon is the culmination and finale to our Endless Monsoon
project. This 310 page risograph comix anthology with screen printed
cover contains the entire arc of our series, and also includes brand new
content in the form of interstitial comics between books, interviews,
and very special foreword by Robert Boyd.
Produced at a larger size of approximately 7.25″ x 10.5″, this
perfect bound publication was a definite challenge to produce!
Originally slated for release in late 2017, we had to delay until spring
of 2018 due to the flooding of our studio during Hurricane Harvey.
Luckily, our trusty Risograph GR3750 was able to avoid damage during the
storm, and we were able to resume printing after rehabilitating our
space with the aid of friends and family.
Special thanks to everyone who helped to make this project a reality!
Over a five month period Mulholland and Welch each created many, many
ink drawings, they curated those works and compiled them into the
Brackish zine. Drawings of special interest were chosen to become
risograph or letterpress prints paired alongside the book.
Brackish, the art zine images the past, present, and sometimes
invented future of the Houston landscape. The book features local and
invasive flora & fauna, architecture, interior spaces, city
infrastructure, industry, and residential vignettes. Special attention
is lavished on locations with ancient, sometimes futuristic presence.
Think 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Jurassic Park.
We were very honored to have this opportunity to work on a custom letterpress invitation for local arts nonprofit Diverseworks.
Founded by artists in 1982, Diverseworks is well known for fostering
new and daring art without restraints in our hometown, Houston, Texas.
This custom letterpress invitation suite was designed by Sarah Welch and
printed on our Kluge letterpress in vibrant dark blue. Printed on 110#
Crane’s Lettra, we love the tactile feel of this invite and its matching
envelope. We were especially happy to have some room to play with on
the depth of impression, since this invite was specifically designed
with letterpress in mind– by leaving the back of the card’s face blank,
we were able to work deeper than normal without the need to worry about
show-through or distortion of elements on the opposite side.
Use coupon code "FIVEONIT" for $5 off any order of $20 or more. ^_^ Dismiss