In partnership with Paperhouse Outreach & Toronto Art Book Fair, Koffler.Digital hosted a series of digital workshops for youth as part of XYZines: a 4 month zine, artist book & digital residency at the Cedarbrae Toronto Public Library. The Koffler.Digital arm of XYZines was developed for and available to Scarborough youth aged 13-29, and focused on developing digital skills to help navigate politics, identity & justice through art production. Facilitated by local artists, each workshop aimed to bridge analogue & digital practices, engage participants in expressive methods of digital media-making, & introduce industry-standard practices oriented within DIY culture & political activism.
Amarindi Norbert's graphic design workshop on November 8, 2018 introduced participants to basic graphic design principals, collage & scanning techniques. Merging analogue & digital, participants took a hands-on approach to the process of designing device-optimized wallpapers. Participants leveraged day-to-day printed materials, scanning what spoke to them, then further adapting it digitally.
Click each folder to view wallpapers designed by the workshop participants for your mobile device, tablet, or desktop.