As you may have expected, PrintRoom has been working quietly behind closed doors for the past several weeks. We’ve missed you, and our lively events! With some restrictions in the Netherlands now easing, and taking great care, we’re happy to invite locals back to PrintRoom to browse.
OPEN, WITH CARE
We’re happy to welcome you, at 1,5m, Thursday to Saturday, from 1 June. Before that date, you can email us to make an appointment to visit the space.
Want to order something, but aren’t able to visit? Email us! If you’re local, we can deliver your new purchases to your door ourselves.
Meanwhile, whether you’re nearby or far, you can always visit PrintRoom on Instagram, where we’ll be posting regularly with updates on what you can find in the store.
DON’T STOP PUBLISHING!
Do you have a riso printing project to get on with? We can make arrangements for your project to be carried out, without unnecessary contact in the workshop. Just mail us to discuss.
VENSTER ZIEN – WINDOW ZINE
Harnessing the great Dutch tradition of raamdecoratie, domestic window displays, we’re creating a series of riso printed posters for our neighbours to customise and publish in their windows.
The posters will be distributed, carefully, door to door by our team and participants, around our own neighbourhoods. An online/print-your-own copy option will be available from our website and we’ll publish some designs in local newspaper De Havenloods. Residents can adjust these posters to publish anything: poems, drawings, messages to passers-by, a catalogue text for their windowsill museum… The displays will be documented for collection and re-publication in zine-format, together with images and texts by invited contributors, as a quick response to our fast-changing situation.
Contributors of the first series: Kate Briggs, Eva Olthof, Ash Kilmartin, Karin de Jong, Cengiz Mengüç, Josie Perry, Anna Sandri, a.o.
HOLIDAY IN THE ARCHIVE || QUARANTINE IN THE ARCHIVE
We’ll also be using the gram to share some special selections from this year’s edition of our ‘Holiday in the Archive’. In the past we’ve journeyed to CdLA in France, Franklin Furnace in NY and de Appel in Amsterdam (last November) to dig through the stacks for lost gems and old favourites from the published world.
The findings from de Appel will be distributed in the next weeks, please email us your postal address if you’d like to receive mail! (info at printroom dot org)
This year we’ll be on staycation here in Rotterdam, where friends and colleagues of PrintRoom will make selections from our own archive. We’ll share these online for now, but look out for our postcards later in the summer!