Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Jobs From The Past - Number 3

Regular followers will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" (see posts on 01.10.2009 & 01.11.2009), so that I can show some of the memorable jobs from times past, and here's one from back in 2002...

Towerscan "the realisation of the electrical energy that passes through an architectural space"It isn't often that I see pieces of work printed on paper which are genuinely three dimensional but this is certainly one of them.

This is a promotional piece for an "intervention project" by the artist Charles Quick. The exhibition in 2002, comprised of a photograph taken out of every window in the Art and Design block of the Leeds Metropolitan University building and this superb piece of literature certainly gets this idea across brilliantly.
Design is by Thompson Brand Partners based in Leeds. Creative directors Ian Thompson and Phil Dean worked on the project.
The job was recently written about in an article about 3D paper projects in Grafik magazine, from which I've lifted this quote from Ian Thompson "The budget was rubbish, of course, so we set ourselves the challenge of making this happen with one sheet of paper only. The solution was a single, folded piece of paper which had a pop-up building inside which could be viewed from inside and out - no gluing, just folds and a couple of cuts"
The finished size is 155x295mm (landscape). The Job was printed on Neptune Unique 250gsm. It was printed in four colour process plus a special grey and three of the large letters were foiled in a gloss black. Unfortunately I can't remember/find out who the printer was that did the job (unless anyone out there knows differently...) It is a great job and has always been popular to show, so as you can probably see from the pictures, my last file copy is on it's last legs!
At this time, I had a colleague called Gary Nightingale based in Leeds, working with me at Fenner Paper and he was actually the person that dealt with this project. He now works for himself under the name Packaging Formats (gary@packagingformats.co.uk).

It's also worth pointing out that Thompson Brand Partners still work with the artist Charles Quick which shows that relationships as well as excellent print jobs can stand the test of time!


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