Monday, 20 February 2017

This is not a hotel

This is the catalogue for the recent show (Nov - Jan 17) at the Yoshii Gallery in Madison Avenue, New York.“This is not a hotel.” is a solo exhibition of new works by Irish artist Guggi who is now regarded as one of the most accomplished and recognized painters in Ireland. This fully illustrated catalogue also features an essay by Irish film director Jim Sheridan.
The size of the catalogue is 205mm square. It has a 4pp cover plus 56pp of text. It has an 8pp "book-jacket" which wraps around the cover pages and the binding is three hole sewing.
The 8pp "jacket" is printed on Crush, Almond 120gsm and the first and last 8pp are on Crush Kiwi 120gsm. Below is the essay by Jim Sheridan:
If you aren't familiar with Crush, it is one of our ranges made by FAVINI in Italy and is made using 15% residues from the industrial processing of agricultural processing. As a result, the paper does have inclusions and a "rustic" feel, which you might just be able to see from the image detail below:
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All images in the 40pp section showing the work of the artist are printed on a matt coated 115gsm paper. Printed CMYK offset litho throughout.
The catalogue comes in a contrasting, capacity envelope, also made using Crush Kiwi but this time in 250gsm.
...there are a couple of really wonderful details to point out. Firstly is the "Disc & String" closure on the capacity envelope, with black thread:
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...and the three hole sewn binding in a natural colour thread.
You can read more about the exhibition here:

Design of the catalogue is by Joshua Shaddock. Print and the wonderful and detailed finishing is by Push in London.
Posted by Justin Hobson 20.02.2017

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