Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden

This is the literature produced for one of the gardens at last month's Chelsea Flower show. This leaflet is about the Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden, which is the Silver Gilt Medal winner. The garden is designed by Nick Bailey.

"The garden is a celebration of the beauty to be found in the mathematics and algorithms that underpin all plants, growth and life. It features a beautiful flowing copper band, etched with plant growth algorithms and represents an emerging seedling. As it snakes through the garden it takes on different functions from bench to stair banister, to planter pitched 3.5m (11 1/2ft) above the garden, and overflowing with trailing plants"
Finished size is 112x220mm concertina folding out to 448x220mm. It is printed on Omnia 150gsm, which is very bulky (around 200microns thick) which makes the leaflet substantial, but because it has been well pre-creased, it folds well and sits nice and flat.
Pia called to discuss the type of paper she was looking for, wanting something that was tactile and engaging but concerned that the images would reproduce accurately ...well Omnia certainly cracked it! - the printed result is superb. Excellent reproduction but still with tactility that the subject requires. It is printed offset litho in four colour process. The below image shows both sides, spread out flat.
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Below is a hi res image of the actual garden....
The leaflet is designed by Pia Östlund, who is a graphic designer and printmaker with a long background of working with gardens (Chelsea Physic Gardens and Oxford Botanic Gardens). Print is by Severn Print based in Gloucester and was handled by Anita Barry. My thanks to Anita for sending me some copies and a lovely note.
Posted by Justin Hobson 16.06.2016

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