Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Jobs from the past - Number 90

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.
Eva Rothschild - 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_RothschildEva Rothschild is an Irish sculptor now living and working in London. She is interested in the transformative power of looking and this book shows her work and is accompanied by an essay written by Grant Watson. It is published by The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin.
The book is 210x136mm, portrait with a 32pp text and is casebound, with red bookcloth on the cover, hot foil blocked in black foil.
The text is printed on Omnia 150gsm ...and it looks and feels just beautiful. It perfectly shows the sculptures - lots of detail and excellent reproduction and great printed solid black - no patchiness or mottle. It is totally in sympathy with the work and the background interiors - tactile and engaging.
...4pp essay at the back of the book
Image below shows the 6mm spine. The book is section sewn in 8pp sections. 
A very nice detail/point of difference is the use of different end papers. In the front, it is a plain black uncoated endpaper
...and the end-paper at the end of the book is printed on a cast coated 1 sided paper, which is gloss one side and uncoated on the reverse.
Design is by London based studio Pony and the partners are Niall Sweeney and Nigel Truswell and you can read and see more about the project here:

Printing was by Drukkerij Rosbeek in Holland but I believe that are no longer in business.

Posted by Justin Hobson 04.04.2017

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