Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Jobs from the past - Number 87

Regular followers of this blog will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" so that I can show some of the really good work from years gone by.

This month's piece is particularly poignant, as yesterday the death of John Berger was announced. John Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize. He is most widely known for writing and presenting his 1972 BBC series on art criticism titled "Ways of Seeing" together with his accompanying book. It is probably fair to say that Ways of Seeing turned the traditional art world upside down. 

Meanwhile - John Berger 2008
Drawing by Paul Davis
Drawbridge Books published an essay of John Berger's called Meanwhile. This short essay attempts to look at our historical age as we live it. Through words he searches for and finds a figurative image to serve as a landmark. "The landmark I've found is that of prison.”
I would describe this as a booklet or pamphlet style publication is a small format 210x124mm, portrait and is saddle stitched. It has a 4pp cover on our Colorset Natural 270gsm and 16pp text on Colorset Natural 120gsm (Colorset is 100% Recycled).
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It is very simply printed, offset litho. The cover is printed in two colours only, red and black, while the text is black only.
The booklet is saddle stitched, in keeping with the simple illustration, design and typography. Printing is by Green-On printers.
The booklet was published by Drawbridge Books. The editor is Bigna Pfenninger. The designer is Stephen Coates and the managing editor is Mark Reynolds.

The Drawbridge was an independent quarterly of thought, wit and reflection giving equal focus to literature and visual arts, published in London from 2006 to 2013.

Posted by Justin Hobson 03.01.2017

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