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一日工作室 A Day in Da Studio x Or Studio

May 14, 2019

 

JT: Risograph孔版印刷是怎麼成為Or Studio一員的?

Jo: 孔版印刷一開始是由於Kate仍在倫敦生活時,遇見了孔版印刷的工作室,想說:「這個感覺很棒,也許我們應該要為我們的工作室添購這樣的機器。」我們去搜尋了一下孔版印刷機的相關資訊之後,覺得這是一個很好的主意。

Kate: 都柏林有很多設計工作室,是一個生機蓬勃的設計光景。我們當時就在想:到底要如何在這群工作室中定位自己呢?當時,我們受其他城市中同樣擁有孔版印刷機的工作室所啟發,並認為這是一個在都柏林創意群中很棒的立足點。我們跟其他的設計師、插畫家都一起方想這台機器,也得已認識許多人。我們透過提供這台機器供他人使用來跟這個設計圈交流。

Jo: 我們的工作室的成立過程都是自然而然發生的。

Kate: 它(工作室)是一個實驗的場域,即使只是對我們的工作內容更有掌握度、或是我們如何工作。

 

我們並非嘗試去賣任何東西。對我們來說,這更像一個「有機」的過程,像是我們會創作著我們所享受的事物,而若是人們剛好看見我們、也喜歡這些作品,那我們真的會非常開心地去跟他們合作。我們很享受這樣的工作模式。

 

 

 

JT: How did riso become one of the members of Or Studio?

Jo: Riso came to the Studio because Kate came across the riso print studios in London when she lived there, and thought, “this is cool, maybe we should get one for our studio”. We researched Riso printers and decided it was a good idea to get one.

Kate: There are a lot of design studios in Dublin, and there is a thriving design scene here. We were thinking about how we position ourselves in among these studios. We were inspired by studios in other cities that also have riso printers, and we considered it a nice way to find a unique spot in the design scene in Dublin. We share the printer with other

designers and illustrators, and we got to know a lot of people. We connect with the design community through offering the printer as a service.

Jo: The way the studio was formed has been quite organic.

Kate: It’s a space for experimenting, in terms of even just being more in control of the type of jobs we take on, and the way that we work.

 

We’re not necessarily trying to sell anything. For us, it is a more organic thing, whereby we will create work we enjoy creating, and if people come across our work and like what we do, then we will be really happy to collaborate with them. We enjoy working in this way.

 

 

JT: 在創立Or Studio之前,你們都是平面設計師嗎?

Jo: 是的。我們還在大學念設計的時候認識,並且也在平面設計領域中工作過。我最終比較專注在網頁設計,但當時在某一階段中,我不再對網頁設計那麼感興趣,想要回到比較印刷性質的設計。而當成立這個工作室的機會來的時候,剛好對我來說是很棒的時間點。

 

JT: 但是網頁跟印刷...網頁感覺跟設計是有點相反的概念,對嗎?你曾經在成立Or Studio之後在哪個方面遇過這類衝突嗎?

Jo: 其實沒有耶。我就直接把網頁放掉了(笑)我們想要從頭建立起Or Studio。

Kate: 我們發現以印刷機作為新的創作出口,並不會因為我們任何一個人所影響,而是透過這台機器創造了一個新的視覺出口,而它就變成

 

JT: 孔版印刷機對你們的生活面來說(個人及以Or Studio作為單位),是扮演著怎麼樣的角色?

Kate: 我們都在都柏林的大學教授設計,而孔版印刷在教書這塊有很重要的地位。我們同時也舉辦了很多工作坊,在那其中,我們會帶著機器到愛爾蘭境內不同的地方。我們同時也是Design West的團隊成員一。Design West是一個在愛爾蘭西邊地區所承辦的兩週的夏日學校。我們會把孔版印刷機帶到那,然後協助學生們如何透過這個工具創作。我們發現,當我們教導人們如何用機器去創造、我們同時也學習著其他人如何使用它。

Jo: 當我們在辦工作坊時,學生們通常都會帶給我們新想法。或許是他們建議一個我們從沒想過、很獨特的方法,而這鼓勵了我們去持續實驗及用新方法發揮機器最大的潛力。

 

 

JT: Were you both graphic designers before Or studio?

Jo: Yes. We both met while studying Graphic Design in University, and worked in graphic design jobs. I ended up working a little bit more in web design, but I got to a stage of not really enjoying it and wanted to get back into the print side of design, so when the opportunity came to start the studio, it was good timing for me. 

 

JT: But web and print… web feels like the opposite media of design, isn’t it? Have you encountered any conflicts in any aspects after you started Or studio?

Jo: Not really. I kind of just ditched it. (laughters). We wanted to start Or Studio from scratch for both of us.

Kate: We find that using the printer helps us to create a new output that is not too heavily influenced by either one of us, but creates a new visual output through the printer, which becomes the studio output rather than being either Jo’s or Kate’s specifically.

 

JT: What does the riso printer act as in your lives, individually or for Or studio as a whole?

Kate: We both teach design in universities in Dublin, and Riso plays a part in how we teach design. We also use the Riso to do workshops, where we bring the printer to various spaces around the country. We are also part of the Design West team, Design West is a two-week design summer school in the west of Ireland. We bring the printer there, and help the students create work using the printer. We have found that while we are teaching people how to create with the printer, we are learning how other people might approach these new things and we learn from them.

Jo: When we run workshops, students often bring fresh ideas. And maybe they suggest a unique approach to using it in a way that we’ve never tried to do before, which encourages us to keep experimenting and pushing the printer in new ways.

 

 

JT: 你們最愛的專案是什麼?

Jo: 我們那時受邀到都柏林的科學藝廊舉辦為期一週的工作坊,作為當時展覽的一部分。這是一個非常令人享受的專案。我們得以去運用整個空間:也就是我們可以設計一個空間而且基本上就是在辦自己的活動。包括為這個活動起名、設計宣傳性的材料、以及策劃整個空間。這個空間在這一週中完全變成另一個樣子的原因,則是來自觀眾的不斷產出、共同創作的作品們都會輪流地被展示在這個展覽中

Kate: 同時,對我們來說也非常興奮的是時,科學藝廊吸引到各路人,而非只是那些對設計有興趣的人們。參與工作方的觀眾並非以我們所知道的方式去接觸設計,但到了最後,他們都可以創造出這些很棒的小誌,而這些人可以在極短時間內,就產出這本小書,真的蠻酷的。

Jo: 透過印刷機去跟社會一起工作,對我們來說總是非常有回饋性並且好玩的。

 

 

 

JT: What is your favorite project?

Jo: We were asked to go to Science gallery in Dublin for a week to do workshops as a part of the exhibition that was on there at the time. It was a very enjoyable project. We got to take over space: we could design a space and we could basically create our own event. We were tasked with naming the event, designing promotional material and curating the space. The space transformed throughout the week as work produced was continuously displayed on rotation, co-creating an evolving exhibition with members of the public.

Kate: It was also really exciting for us because the Science Gallery attracts a lot of people from all walks of life, not just those interested in design. People participating in the workshops were not always used to how we might approach design, but in the end they made these amazing zines, and the fact that they could walk in off the street, and create a little book in this small time frame was quite cool.

Jo: Using the printer to work with the community through the workshops is always very rewarding and a lot of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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