Big Mess is a short-form periodical published by Clatter Press in Columbus, Ohio. Each issue features images and words from creative collaborators inspired by a theme. Big Mess’s mission is to grow Columbus’ risograph printing scene and to familiarize the art and design community with all that riso printing can do.

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Big Mess #10: Plants
Big Mess #9: Plants
$12 + free shipping
Big Mess #9: Windows
Big Mess #8: Windows
$10 + free shipping
Big Mess #8: Pets
Big Mess #7: Pets
$15 + free shipping
Big Mess #7: Metal
Big Mess #6: Metal
$10 + free shipping
Big Mess #6: Metal
Big Mess #6: Metal
$10 + free shipping
Big Mess #5: Groceries
Big Mess #5: Groceries
$10 + free shipping
Big Mess #4: Microscopic
Big Mess #4: Microscopic
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Big Mess #3: Purple
Big Mess #3: Purple
$8 + free shipping
Big Mess #2: Breakfast
Big Mess #2: Breakfast
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Big Mess #1: Home
Big Mess #1: Home
$10 + free shipping

Subscribe to Big Mess for $35. You’ll receive four issues plus other printed surprises from Clatter Press and local artists.

Risograph printing makes images by pushing wet ink through a rice-paper stencil onto paper. It’s cool because it’s rarely perfect. The soy-based inks used are low-VOC and require no solvents or chemicals for cleanup. Get to know riso at clatterpress.com.

Submit to Big Mess. We’d love to feature your work in a future issue. Email submit@bigmess.xyz.