Facts & Figures, Riso Zine and Prints, 2023
Facts & Figure
“Facts and Figures” is an exploration of simplicity, whitespace, and shapes. In his new zine, Sebastian König showcases over 100 single-colored pictogram illustrations.
These tiny one-picture stories introduce wobbly characters that fill 32 pages in his new riso zine, accompanied by three poster prints. The scissor-cut-like symbols reveal absurd meanings or events in simple, single images. These “facts” encounter the “figures” – flat characters that traverse the pages.
The title of the zine adopts the name “Facts and Figures” from business communication, breathing new life into a typically dry topic. The motivation behind creating these illustrations was to delve into one-color drawings and expand the repertoire of shapes and forms.
One of the strengths of illustration lies in the viewer’s interpretation. “Facts & Figures” breaks the boundaries of well-known principles and facts, offering fresh perspectives on familiar images. The drawings aim to evoke a psychedelic ambiance while also encouraging viewers to add their own interpretations.
The zine was printed in one color by Risofort, and the colored prints were produced in collaboration with Raum Für Illustration (RFI), both located in Hamburg. The posters are available for purchase in RFI’s shop. Both the zine and prints can be requested directly from Sebastian König.
1 color riso print black
1 color riso print
Blue (Bubble Boy)
Red (Facts & Figures)
Green (Home Sweet Home)