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The Society of National Industry

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

RHODENDRON: A brightly soft strand of paper pyramid lanterns, with exquisite curlicue detailing in black, made by hand with heavy duty card stock and various paints and washes. Curious about…

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

An electrically bright, day-glo strand of paper pyramid lanterns, made with repurposed printmaking papers and card stock. Perfect for decking out a campsite at a music festival, a chill room,…

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

The sky, the clouds, the crystalline chemicals that drift through the air. DETAILING ON THIS STRAND: —————————————— CHEMTRAILS: A cool toned strand, featuring speckled paper with turquoise ombre fadeouts, textured…

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

52 pages. Color. Bound by hand. // Porous Skull Magazine is a living, kicking animal. It doesn’t have a concrete direction. It is a search. Surging forward, it will seek…

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Abstract existential momentos and fragments, featuring poems by Chris Campbell and illustrations + mixed media collage by Katey Rissi. 16 pages > Hand-stitched > Cover printed on textured, cream card…

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

A colorful strand of paper pyramid lanterns, made by hand with heavy duty printmaking papers and card stock. DETAILING ON THIS STRAND: —————————————— THUNDERSTORM: Made to reference the thunderous, malevolent,…

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About Me

In a nutshell: I make paper lantern garlands. Each paper pyramid is hand-assembled from recycled card stock. After which, I paint each one by hand, resulting in each glowing garland being its own unique entity. I deeply enjoy custom work; I love to match a room or a personality. So, if you'd like a custom palette, please message me. I also do light installations for events/parties. I am a trained journalist who tumbled irretrievably down the fiction rabbit hole. I am a printmaker and bookmaker. My work drowns in surrealism, dadaism, and the fundamental strangeness in being a person alive in this way at this time. I like the unorthodox and strange; I like phantasmagorical stories drenched in magical realism. I think absurdism is a good survival strategy. Perhaps the only one. I think epiphanies are the calories on which the soul subsides. So, to sum up, what I offer: -Paper Pyramid Lantern Light Garlands -Printwork (Books/zines, prints, greeting cards, etc.) -Editing, syntax manipulation. Assistance in plot creation/jolting your imagination. -Book/poster/pamphlet layout, printing, and bookbinding. // The backstory: The Society of National Industry is an evolving project, started by Katey Rissi in 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Chris Campbell joined shortly after its inception. For 5 years, this collaboration focused on making things – lighting, zines, print work, and various mixed media pieces. We were interested in exploring small-scale production, the intersection between conceptual work and craft, and DIY culture. Thematically, mysticism, philosophy, the magic of the natural world, science fiction, and our emotional landscapes all were fundamental areas of exploration. As the project grew, we sold work at regional craft shows like the Denver Handmade Homemade Market, The Detroit Urban Craft Fair, Badwill Market, Urban Craft Uprising, and Renegade Seattle. These shows reflected where we were living at the time, and were good spaces for us to explore the maker community. We moved a few times during this period, from Denver to Michigan to Seattle to Bainbridge Island. In 2014, we began wholesaling at local shops and museums in the Seattle area, as well as with a few online merchants. We were featured in pop ups and magazines including Etsy’s holiday pop up in Brooklyn, online at Buzzfeed and Vogue, and at lots of other smaller publications. In 2017, Katey decided to exit the project, so she could focus on other creative projects. Chris continues on, and Society is more focused on the main work that’s always lived at the center of the project – lanterns. Print work from Chris can be found at bansheehips.com, and print work from Katey can be found at kateyrissi.com.