Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Jobs from the past - Number 35

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 and here's one from 1995.

English Heritage 10th Anniversary Conservation Awards 1994-5
This booklet was comissioned by English Heritage to introduce their 'one off' award as part of English Heritage's 10th Anniversay celebrations. This 'award of awards' was given in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors awards.

This modest, yet beautifully produced, piece of literature was to introduce the awards. It is 140mm square format with a 4pp cover and an 8pp text and is 'three hole sewn' in black thread.
Images are printed in Duotone (beautifully) on our uncoated Neptune Unique 250gsm and 135gsm. Printed in black, grey and red (this was back in the days when doing a three colour job was cheaper than CMYK!) The photography is by Phil Sayer and looks as amazing today as it did then.
Detail showing three hole sewing:
Outside back cover showing 'belly-band' printed in silver on a coated silk paper:

It was designed by Atelier Works. Lead Designer was John Powner working with senior designer Annabel Clements.
The job was printed by a company called Penshurst Press based in Tunbridge Wells. Sadly the company is no longer around. Alan Flack who was the "press minder" that actually physically printed this job left Penshurst Press with Martin Darby to form their own printing company called Principal Colour and they are still based in Paddock Wood in Kent.
Posted by Justin Hobson 04.09.2012

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