Rakish Light

About Rakish Light

Rakish Light is two AB Dick presses (a 350 and a 360, from the last century): lithographic offset presses that reproduce, through the mutual resistance of water and oil-based ink, images first transferred by the sun onto photosensitive plates.

Originally designed for commercial use, these presses, revived as Rakish Light, produce artists’ projects. Interested parties should bear in mind a maximum sheet size of 11 x 17 inches and potential print runs in the thousands.

Rakish Light has three divisions:

1. Rakish Light Journal.
A publication of what the press prints, produced in perpetuity. Exploratory in nature, each issue’s contents may or may not have anything to do with anything else.

2. Rakish Light Projects.
Publications conceived by Rakish Light.

3. Rakish Light Editions.
Rakish Light invites proposals for publications and other ideas that can be realized through the AB Dick 350.

Staff: Brian O’Connell and Deirdre O’Dwyer

518 Crane Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90065