Monday, 27 March 2017

Corrigan Co - 120 years

In 1896, John F. Corrigan founded a small plumbing shop in St. Louis, Missouri. Corrigan’s reliability consistently delivered quality work by skilled craftsmen, on time and within budget. Today, Corrigan is among the largest full-service mechanical contractors in the United States and still provides the value of reliability for America’s advance manufacturing, energy, technology, commercial and institutional needs.

They commissioned a small booklet to mark the 120th anniversary, explaining the history and philosophy of the company.
Size of the booklet is 170 x120mm, with a 4pp cover - there are four different colour covers, all printed on our Colorset 270gsm Light Blue, Spring Green, Deep Orange and Solar.
The text is printed is just one colour, offset litho. Design is a story timeline which follows on from spread to spread. So simple but really effective.
The 16pp text is printed on our Avebury Recycled Wove 135gsm. It's a part recycled text and cover paper made using 30% recycled fibres, with a very tactile feel.
It's worth pointing out that the different colour covers have no definitive meaning, they were just run on different colours - it's a great way of creating a 'series' at little or no extra cost.
To go with the booklets is a series of postcards, again just printed in one colour, offset litho.
Reverse sides
Design is by Kiku Obata & Company, a studio based in both London and St. Louis. Founded in 1977, the studio remains an intentionally small, design-led consultancy specialising in identity, editorial and environmental design. This project was designed and produced in the London studio.

Print is by Tradewinds, based in south east London. It's a really nicely finished piece of print, very simple but well printed and finished with some nice touches, such as the copper wire used for the saddle stitches
My thanks to Sarah Newitt at Kiku Obata & Company for kindly making sure I received file copies.
Posted by Justin Hobson 27.03.2017

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