Riso Printed Notecards: Forest Bathing
The idea of Forest Bathing emerged in Japan in the 1980s as a practice called shinrin-yoku for "taking in the forest atmosphere" by walking in the natural environment and consciously using your senses to connect with what's around you. 🌳
Trees communicate their needs and send each other nutrients through the fungi network buried in the soil. They also send signals through the air, using pheromones and scents. It's thought that Mother trees recognize their own and send more nutrients to them through the network and often make root room for their kin. We love that.
These charming folded notecards are printed in small batches by London-based Scout Editions on the risograph. Riso printing is an energy-efficient process, similar to screen printing, in which the artwork is burnt onto a master. The master is then hand-fed layer by layer through a print drum.