May Day Flowers - Risograph Print
May Day Flowers - is a three colour A5 risograph print.
The illustration has been developed from original hand drawn sketches.
May Day marks the beginning of spring and has been celebrated throughout the ages with many traditions, including Maypole dancing and the crowning of a May Queen. One of these traditions is to leave an anonymous posy of hand-picked flowers on friends or neighbours front doors.
Risograph printing is a mechanised printing process, with results much like screen printing. A riso machine prints one colour at a time, building up layers of vibrant semi-transparent inks, using stencils, much like a screen print. Due to the mechanised process, registration of layers and colour density may vary from print to print, making each unique.
Printed in Manchester, UK, onto 100% recycled 300gsm card, using soya based inks.