Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders
Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders
Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders
Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders
Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders
Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders
Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders

Edmund de Waal: Signs & Wonders

Spin, London, England, 2009

Description

Edmund de Waal is one of the leading artists working with ceramics today. The book is divided into two parts. Essays and inspirational images are printed in mono onto a bright red uncoated stock that reflects the lacquered shelf. This sits in stark contrast to the section of installation images (photographed by Hélène Binet), which are reproduced in full color on silk paper. Inspired by de Waal’s approach of mixing modern ceramic techniques with traditional forms (and vice versa), we employed three different typefaces on a staggered grid, each with their own historical character.

Juror Notes

This book really has an understated elegance to it. Red is used throughout the catalogue: red pages for the first half and red accents in the color photographs.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Spin
Creative director
Tony Brook
Designer
David McFarline
Photographer
Hélène Binet
Publisher/client
V&A Publishing
Trim size
6.5 x 9.5
Pages
95
Quantity printed
1,000
Typefaces
Akkurat, Plantin Schoolbook, Prestige
Printer
Graphicom
Printing method
Offset
Paper
Fedrigoni Savile Row, white, 200 gsm (cover); Fedrigoni Sirio Vermiglione, 80 gsm, Fedrigoni Freelife gloss, 150 gsm (text)
Binder
Graphicom
Binding method
Section sewn
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