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Neutral Colors #4

"NEUTRAL COLORS" is an independent magazine. 5000 copies are made by hand and machine, using offset and RISOGRAPH printing. The most important concept is to “convey the individuals' words”. We don't go by picking up the nice phrases picked by the interviewer instead we focus on their own words which they speak or write with their feelings. The editor and the graphic designer travel to where the story is, on site we work organically expanding the mental scenery through conversation as we respond to their words and this is our work ethic. We do our best to avoid remote interviews as well as the use of borrowed photos. It is needless to say, there is nothing related to commercial matters here.

In the printing process, we share the studio among a few members and come together when support is needed. The use of the RISOGRAPH printing press is not only interesting to look at, but by being involved in the printing process, we can enjoy and pay attention to the small details that we might otherwise miss due to automated labor and mechanization.

The binding is saddle-stitching, which is common in Japanese weekly magazines and manga magazines. We use multiple types of paper, mix them, and change the printing method. The designer of this magazine believes that this is the simplest and most primitive form of a book, where the paper is folded in two, bundled, and fastened. We regard this magazine far from a design-conscious art book but instead, we aim to appeal to various readers with a book style suited for popular media. We adopted this soft form that can be "rolled up" assuming that it can be taken anywhere and eventually passed onto someone's hands.

One issue per year sounds slow, but we spend that time researching, processing, thinking, and printing. Issue 4 is about “work”. This is a little like an experiment for me to see if I can make a living (or work) just by making magazines. All expenses and income-related figures are written here. There is no concrete proof that says that “I can do it” but visualizing and more importantly making that decision to do so has made me realize that I have no choice but to make it my life's work. All other pages are full of personal work ideas, beliefs, and resolutions. Please enjoy this issue about “WORK” and I hope there will be a time when we meet through this magazine.

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