When I first got a hold of one of Colorama‘s books, it was clear to me that it was more than just your average comic. Colorama, founded in 2015 by Johanna Maierski, publishes comics, posters, magazines, and any other kind of print you can imagine. More than just a publishing house, Colorama is also a Risograph studio. Risograph is a special cylinder printing process developed by the Japanese firm Riso in the ’80s. The method is eco-friendly and inexpensive, and is used by Colorama to print the comics of Min Pin, Marie Weber and Melek Zerta amongst others. Colorama’s books can be found online, in the studio at Kunsthaus Acud and at the Kreuzberg book shop Zabriskie. Their extraordinary, retro colors and entertaining content are sure to delight. Comic book fans and those simply fascinated by beautiful prints will find Colorama worth their while. (Text: Darya Hadi / Fotos: Colorama Studio, Sara Perovic & Ruohan Wang Studio)
After working as an editorial assistant at ZDF in Mainz and Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Darya Hadi is now headed to Buenos Aires. After her travels, she plans to make Berlin her new home.
Colorama, Kunsthaus Acud, Veteranenstr.21, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
Open by appointment. Email for more information on Risograph workshops.
Purchase comics, prints, and posters from Colorama on their online shop, Colorama Bookshelf.