A Little Guide Book of Circus in Taiwan

「臺灣馬戲指南」既是「星合有限公司 & 合作社」的品牌書,也是一本探尋「馬戲文化」的小小紀錄。

This guide book is not only an introduction to HSINGHO CO., LTD.,
but also a record of their exploration in circus culture.

對他們來說,馬戲不是一個定義可以解釋完成。感受、理解、思考、沒有標準答案,是星合團隊越深入找尋答案,
越發覺就像世界上千百種藝術表演一樣(或是人生在世很多事情一樣),沒有標準答案就是答案。

They have strived to figure out an exact definition for circus, but only to find out that no answer is the best answer, just like thousands of art performances in the world. Only by feeling, understanding and thinking about circus can we truly get closer to the core value of it.

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. 出版 PUBLISHER
 : 星合有限公司 HSINGHO Co.,LTD.
. 作者 AUTHOR
 : Wen Liu, Yu-Lun Chiang, Hsing-Ho Chen
. 企劃編輯 EDITOR
 : Wen Liu
. 文字撰稿 WRITER
 : Wen Liu, Yu-Lun Chiang, Hsing-Ho Chen, Ya-Chen Chen
. 翻譯 TRANSLATOR
 : Heng Chin
. 設計統籌 Book Design : Lu Ihwa, Liu yuxian, Eloise Vo (O.OO)
. 印刷裝幀 PRINTING & BINDING : O.OO, Tooget
. 案件年份 YEAR: 2020

ISBN 978-986-98898-0-3

攜手世界 台灣耀飛
如箭頭般往右上前進的雙十符號,象徵台灣追求進步的腳步不曾停歇。
好,還要更好。

奪目的大地綠,展現台灣人的積極、活力;
搶眼的熱情紫,秀出台灣的友善、好客。
繽紛的輔色藍、靛、黃、橘,
如同這片孕育我們的土地,包容多元聲音,造就無限可能。
2019 Taiwan Forward
一起接軌世界 閃耀國際

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. 企劃統籌 PROJECT PLANNING SPECIALIST
 : Sam Yang
. 視覺指導 ART DIRECTION
 : Ihwa Lu, YuXian Liu (O.OO)
. 設計執行 GRAPHIC DESIGN
 : Ihwa Lu, YuXian Liu, TingYu Yeh, ShihMin Yang
. 設計助理 DESIGN ASSISTANT
 : TingShian Tsao
. 印刷執行 PRINTING PRODUCTION
 : Greese, 33print
. 動畫團隊 ANIMATION PRODUCTION & DESIGN
 : 二棲設計 27 Design
. 案件年份 YEAR: 2019

 

It took 850 days, 74 tubes of soy ink, 15 colors, 660 masters, 690,000 sheets of paper, 3 fans,
2 riso printers, and 4 people to complete a book – a 360 page book that only talks about 1 thing.
The thing that is always the most fascinating is “Process”.
The processes and experiences that did not have the chance to appear in the pages
of this book can only be quantified, converted, and recorded into words.

is the result of 2 years of image separation studies and experiments,
and is the second book published by O.OO. Instead of using wordy descriptions,
we hope that readers can feel the wonders of Risograph printing through the details of the design in the book.
Whether you are a designer, an artist, or an illustrator,
anyone interested in color can use this book to enter the field with ease.

The methods discussed in this book are not the one and only, and are not absolute.
Everyone’s way of experimenting is different, and this book just offers our experience as a tool.
Without the participation of people, the technology is plain and void of charm.
Thus, the title NO MAGIC IN RISO.

透過850個日子、74罐大豆油墨、15個顏色、660個印刷版、69萬張紙、3支風扇、兩台印刷機、四個人去完成了一本書,
一本360頁都只講一件事的書。最迷人的永遠是「過程」,
那些沒有機會出現在這本書裡的過程,最後只能將它量化後,轉變成文字去紀錄著。

是經過兩年的影像分色研究、實驗的結果,也是O.OO時隔3年後出版的第二本書,
延續了的宗旨,比起冗長的文字敘述,我們更希望透過書中設計的細節,
讓讀者用直覺去感受Risograph印刷的巧妙之處,不管是設計師、藝術工作者、插畫家,
任何對色彩有興趣的人都能透過這本書以更輕鬆的狀態走進這個領域。

這本書裡提到的方法沒有絕對也不是唯一,只是實驗的方式不同,
它能提供給的只有經驗。在有人的參與之前,技術本身是沒有魅力的,
所以NO MAGIC IN RISO。

NO MAGIC IN RISO
(ISBN) 978-986-97588-0-2
(FULL SIZE) 180H*110W*27Tmm
(PRINTING METHOD) 15 colors risograph printing, foil stamping
360pages + 10 sheets of tritone color chart (attachements)

LIMITED EDITION OF 1000
MAY 2019