Riso Embroidered Organic Cotton Hat
Custom Riso logo on front, "R" quick-guide mascot on left side panel
A sincere tribute to the Risograph – a plain-looking, clunky machine first released in Japan in 1986 by the Riso Kagaku Corporation – was initially developed as an alternative to other widespread copying processes. Marketed to churches, offices and schools, the Risograph offered a high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly option ideal for large-volume printing.
As an office standard the Risograph lost out to the photocopier, but the possibilities of riso-printing were adopted by a generation of artists and independent publishers who would give the machine new purpose. Working with the strengths and limitations of the technology, artists began creating posters, zines and artists’ books that embraced a lo-fi, pixelated aesthetic and allowed for endless experimentation with color, saturation and registration.
100% 8 oz organic cotton
Black hat has grey embroidery
Navy Blue hat has white embroidery
Natural hat has purple embroidery
One size fits all, adjustable strap, bronze buckle
Unstructured, six-panel, low-profile
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