Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Verge is the name of the collaborative exhibition showing the work of the graduates from the 2016 BA Honours Photography course at the University of Portsmouth. The exhibition was held at Hoxton Arches in London in June 2016 and included a panel discussion on Collaborative Practice after University held on the Saturday.
The superbly produced publication is a professionally produced gallery catalogue. The size is 265x210mm portrait and it is perfect bound.
The 4pp cover is hot foiled blocked in metallic blue foil on the front cover and also on the inside front cover, listing the 26 photographers on the course. The 4pp cover is produced on Colorset Aquamarine 350gsm.
The 64pp text is printed offset litho on our Marazion Ultra 115gsm, which is a bulky sheet and gives the publication a spine of 5mm, although as you can see from the below image it flows really nicely.
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Marazion Ultra was chosen mainly because of it's matt flatness which would reproduce the artworks well without a glossiness which can often detract from the images. The combination of the Colorset and Marazion Ultra is a simple but effective choice of materials.
Anca-Ioana Pirvu
Krasimira Butseva
Emma Durrant-Fellows
It's not been possible to reproduce all the spreads in the publication, so there are just some of my favourites here. As you can see from the spread below, even when the images are very dark and saturated with CMYK, the detail has been retained.
Sarah Benstead
For readers not familiar with Marazion Ultra, it's a fully coated paper but it really does have a dead flat MATT surface. There are many papers on the market which profess to be matt (and some which incorporate the word matt in the name, but aren't!) ...but this really is - and if you don't believe me, just ask for a sample!
Chris James
Detail showing the 5mm spine
Catalogue design is by Éloïse Parrack. Print was handled by Philip Herridge at printing services at the University of Portsmouth. Print is by PPG who are based in Portsmouth. 

Posted by Justin Hobson 25.07.2017

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