Monday, 9 May 2016

Daiwa Foundation - Art Prize

The Daiwa Foundation is based in Japan House in London and was opened in 1994 as a centre for academic and cultural activities relating to Japan. This Anglo-Japanese Foundation holds an events programme which plays an important role in increasing the understanding of Japan in Britain, providing a forum for discussion and exchange and creates opportunities to foster new networks and collaborations.
The foundation also runs an Anglo-Japanese arts competition every three years, for which there is a prize awarded. Entries are open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously had a solo exhibition in Japan. Last year the winner was Oliver Beer, who was shortlisted alongside Mikhail Karikis and Julie Brook.
This is the literature that accompanied the awarding of the prize at the private view last year. Size is 170x240mm. The 8pp cover is hot foil blocked in a metallic gold foil and uses ZETA Linen, Brilliant White 270gsm. 
The 16pp text is printed on our Omnia 150gsm, which works perfectly. The reason this paper was chosen is because the different artists are working in a wide range of different media and this paper works brilliantly, feeling tactile, whether reproducing illustration, photographic work or colour saturated solid colours.
Interspersed in the text pages are another 8pp of translucent pages - printed on T2000 110gsm, which is one of our 'tracing' type papers from Reflex Paper in Germany (the same mill that manufactures ZETA)
The image above and below show the T2000 overlaying the text pages...
The use of ZETA Linen on the cover is faultless, resulting in a consummate cover - the perfect solution for a publication featuring the work of three artists, The subtle Linen embossing works with the matchless hot foiling giving an immaculate result, which I hope you can see in the image below.
Design is by Matthew Stroud.
Print production is by Jigsaw Colour based in Bermondsey, London.
Posted by Justin Hobson 09.05.2016

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