The Print House was a working risograph production studio installed at the Philadelphia Flower Show in FDR Park, and created by a collection of people based at the Bok building in South Philadelphia.
The 30’ x 30’ structure was quirky, unexpected, and curious, as well as a space for creating, producing, and working – just like Bok. The Print House reflected the spirit of making and collaboration while also responding to the collective traumas, fears, and frustrations that arose from the pandemic, and aimed to be a point of hope for a healed and brighter future.
The five riso prints created by the Print House gave messages of encouragement. One print featured a quote by poet Amanda Gorman from "The Hill We Climb" (2021). The other four prints offered messages in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Cambodian – a reflection of the diversity of voices within the South Philly community.
2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
30' x 30'
Centerpeak (product designers)
All Caps Studio (graphic designers)
Klip Collective (experiential designers)
and our Riso Resident Claire Cooke