Riso Ruckus! - DesignTO Festival 2024

by 313 Design Market

Jan 19–Jan 28 2024

DesignTO Window Installation

‘Riso Ruckus!’ is a playful, overflowing window installation by designer Vikki Wiercinski of Mezzaluna Studio in collaboration with 313 Design Market.

The installation asks what graphic design can be and celebrates the ever-present beauty of print culture in our lives. The objects are produced by the Japanese risograph stencil duplicator printer, to vibrant results. Enjoy a window chock-full of experimental graphic design on folded paper cubes, each individually risograph printed and hand folded. Filling the space with geometry, colour and joy, the installation will introduce viewers to a new and dynamic spirit of printing, analog processes and graphic design, which looks to a world apart from digital media.

Meet the Maker

Saturday January 20, 2024, Vikki will be in the shop between 12-2pm to chat about her window installation. Stop by anytime!!! 

About Vikki Wiercinski

In 2015, designer Vikki Wiercinski ran away from her cubicle job and launched Mezzaluna Studio, a design studio as well as a home + paper goods line based on her lifelong love of pattern, shape and colour.

Enriched by her European roots, never following trends, and remaining true to her own independent style, her work brings a unique meditation on shape and colour to life. Through the years her signature energetic approach has appeared on public art commissions, illustrations, murals, and book covers.

Vikki was named Designer of the Year by Western Living Magazine. She studied Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta.

The studio is currently based in Edmonton, Canada and features three (three!) resident cats constantly (constantly!) trying to sit on the keyboard.

About DesignTO

DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that curates exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a sustainable, just and joyful world.

DesignTO is best known for the DesignTO Festival, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival that celebrates design as a multidisciplinary form of creative thinking and making, with 100+ free exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week every January.

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