Thursday, 8 November 2012

V&A 2011-2012

Pieces of print like this don't come along every day! This is the beautiful 2011/2012 Annual Review published by the V&A.  The museum celebrates it's highest attendance ever, at 2.88 million! there's lots to celebrate. The report is divided into various sections combining the pictures and words about the collections and the life of the museum with a major section on the museum's Futureplan.
The cover is hot foil blocked in a white gloss pigmented foil on a Cool Grey 350gsm material from the well known, Hull based paper merchant!
With image reproduction being so important, it was essential that everything reproduced amazingly! The text chosen for the project is Omnia 150gsm because the print includes solid colours and images of exhibits - and it looks brilliant.
Size of the book is 200x265mm, portrait format, perfect bound. The 68pp text is printed in CMYK throughout - beautifully. Additionally, there are 4 tracing paper inserts as section dividers and an 8pp coloured section for the accounts.

Generation Press have written about it on their blog and they've also taken the time to show the foiling die used for the cover - very nice to see:

Design is by independent designer, Jo Glover. Photography is by David Short and the V&A photography studio.
Print, foiling and finishing is by Generation Press.
Posted by Justin Hobson 08.11.2012

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