Friday, 10 September 2010

Orbiting - Richard Evans

This is a superbly simple publication which was produced on a tight budget but which has enormous impact.

Orbiting is a collection of poems by poet Richard Evans which have been illustrated by Ed Boxall and published in a limited edition of 1000 copies.

The designer is Steve Burgess. The materials used are Colorset Nero 270gsm for both the cover and 'heavy' bookjacket with the text on Colorset White 120gsm. The job is simply printed in one colour with the illustrations produced as halftone. The cover is hot foil blocked in silver.
Size of the job is 165 x240mm. The 'special' thing about this job is the economical way in which it's produced although it's very difficult to photograph, so you'll have to bear with a description. Steve wanted this to be a book and to have a spine but there wasn't enough in the budget to have a glued 'square back' binding (either Section Sewn or Perfect Bound). So what we did was to saddle stitch as per normal but then a heavyweight 8pp bookjacket has been produced with parallel creases along the spine and the saddle stitched book is held inside the jacket with a nice sqaure spine ...and it works very well!

Print and foiling is by Identity in Paddock Wood, Kent.
Posted by Justin Hobson 10.09.2010

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