Thursday, 2 July 2015

Jobs from the past - Number 69

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...

Darren Regnier - Photographer - 1999
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This is self promotional piece for London based photographer Darren Regnier. It's a well designed, simple, beautifully produced piece of print with high impact. The finished size is A6 (148x105mm) folding out to a 594x420mm poster.

The images used are simply stunning and another factor which is almost impossible to convey is that it's been printed on our Offenbach Bible 40gsm. It is superbly light an has a great "rattle" which it's just not possible to convey in pictures.
 Folding out to...
One of the things that is of interest, is that this piece was printed offset litho in just one colour - yes that's a halftone or monotone reproduction. Most people would expect this to have been produced out of four colour process.
 ...and rather than being printed as a special, the press was set up to print black and a "dollop" of process blue ink was added into the ink ducts, while the designer passed the job (I know, because I remember him telling me!)
Above shows the very restrained design element. Just says, what needs to be said. One of the things I particularly remember about this project was when I opened my small box of file copies - on opening, I was confronted by a "Warholesque" image, which I have recreated below: 
Design is by Andrew Collier who is a freelance designer based in London. I believe Darren Regnier is now a teacher. This promotional piece just looks and feels fantastic. - over the years, no one I've shown it to has failed to be impressed!
Print was offset litho by The House Of Naylor, one of the last printers based in Clerkenwell. They became Forme print but they are no longer in existence.
Posted by Justin Hobson 02.07.2015

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