Thursday, 23 May 2013

Beat 5

I've been fortunate enough to have been involved in every issue of the Beat series published by illustration agency Heart. Although the size has remained constant, every issue has been quite different whilst providing an exquisite showcase for their illustrators ( an example, Beat 4 was designed by Angus Hyland's team at  Pentagram and is a fully illustrated edition the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Beat 5 is described as a 'double issue' (at 148pp, it is twice the size of previous editions) and as with previous issues it showcases the work of each artist with words providing an insight into their working methods, inspiration, idiosyncrasies and foibles. Beat 5 is edited by Helen Osborne.
The size of the publication is 330x235mm, portrait and is section sewn. The 4pp cover is on our Matrisse 350gsm, which is incredibly bulky, uncoated and tactile (really suits the illustration by Lara Harwood). The 148pp text is printed on Neptune Unique FSC 135gsm and looks truly amazing! Neptune is smooth uncoated with a dazzlingly white shade and the illustrations have reproduced amazingly (in no small way, due to the printer as well).
The beautifully crafted and considered design is by Jason Godfrey of Godfrey Design. Print production and repro is by David Holyday and the printing, which really is exceptional, is by Gavin Martin Colournet.
Posted by Justin Hobson 23.05.2013

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