29 Nov- 1 Dec 2019


Festival The Other Book

Festival The Other Book is a unique celebration of artists’ books in all its facets. It is the first biennial event in The Hague that combines an art book fair with exhibitions, workshops, talks, presentations, demonstrations, films, and performances at various locations. Each edition focuses on a different kind of ‘other book’. The first edition of The Other Book (29 November – 1 December 2019) is devoted to the Riso revolution: artists’ books produced with Risograph and Mimeograph stencil duplicators.

The Grafische Werkplaats is a festivallocation and has an active programme: a special exhibition Wobby Wall (seen untill 10 Feb 2020) and different workshops.


Workshop Stencil Printing (with Gestetner) by Erwin Blok

(basic printing experience needed)
in Grafische Werkplaats, Saturday 30 November 12-18 u
Price 65- incl VAT and materials

Erwin Blok invites you to a stencil-printing workshop. Learn all about the Gestetner and the mimeograph printing technique from the ‘stencil king’ and Gestetner-fanatic Erwin Blok. Gestetner is a stencilduplicator, created back in 1879. With a stencilduplicator, each color is printed seperately. You will learn about the esthetics of the Gesterner stencilsduplicators and the possibilities that they offer.
Afterward you will get to work with your own material and the help from Erwin Blok. You will create two prints with two colors. Each participant can take home an edition of his or her prints. Please bring two sets of two grayscale separations (size A4) to the workshop.

If you don’t have experience in making your design print ready, check out the workshop ‘make your design print ready’ by Julian Sirre, Wednesday 13 November 2019.

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Workshop Riso by Marjolein Schalk from Wobby Magazine

(for beginners and experienced) in Grafische Werkplaats, Saturday 30 November 15-18 u
Price 40,- incl VAT and materials

For this workshop we invited Marjolein Schalk, chief editor of the brilliant Riso printed magazine Wobby, to share her kitchen secrets with us.

Experiment with analogue printing, using the vibrant colours of the Riso inks. You will leave the Werkplaats with a limited edition of your own two-colour Risoprints. The workshop is for beginners and more experienced Riso enthusiasts.

Materials: We will have a mix of materials for you but you can also bring your own favourite drawing materials.

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Workshop Colorama Clubhouse
(english, for experienced illustrators)
in Page Not Found, Saturday 30 November 15-18u
Price 40,- incl. VAT and materials

– Sold out-

Colorama invites you to a CLUBHOUSE-WORKSHOP – a call and response concept aiming to connect illustators and comic artists from The Hague and closeby to share their work, get new impulses and learn about risoprinting!
We want to collaboratively draw and print a small edition of folded zines with a group of 8 illustrators. Each particpant will prepare a poster illustration for another participant in the group beforehand. During the workshop everyone will draw his or her narrative response. Both will be printed, cut and folded into a minizine.
Each participant can take home their poster and zine edition plus a collected edition of all 8 zines that were produced during the workshop. For the workshop you only need your drawing material and or a computer.

Once you are signed up for the workshop, email with a link to your work to We will choose another artist from the group that you have to draw a poster for. We are looking forward to meet all of you!

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