Thursday, 17 July 2008

Gocco

Ok so I know I am a little late in discovering this cool gadget - but that does not mean I want one any less! Gocco is a self-contained compact color printing system invented in 1977 by Noboru Hayama. Gocco became immensely popular in Japan and it is estimated that one-third of Japanese households own one. They use them to design and print their own New Year's cards - isn't that a lovely idea.

Sadly in December 2005, Gocco’s parent company, Riso Kagaku Corporation, announced it would end production. An Internet campaign has now started to find a new home for the product as so many new designers are now using them to create beautiful handprinted stationery: Like these by modern printed matter (a) and Sarah Parrott (b).

If you want to see how it works have a look here.

2 comments:

things are better with a parrott said...

gocco is super cool! thanks for including my stationery in your post. :)

things are better with a parrott said...

gocco is super cool! thanks for including my stationery. :)