More Lasting than Bronze Book

More Lasting than Bronze

Published by Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016

Edited by Sorcha Carey and Jane Connarty

Designed by James Brook

ISBN 978 0 9929909 2 3

Softback | 210 x 165 mm | 48 pages
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh, on Cocoon Offset 100% recycled paper

This is the third book that I have designed for the Edinburgh Art Festival, it accompanied the Festival's 2016 commissions programme, More Lasting than Bronze, which featured 'new work by seven artists working in Scotland and internationally, More Lasting than Bronze explores what or how we choose to publicly commemorate, through a diverse series of interventions and propositions, whether exploring new forms of monument, or reflecting on those things which we choose to forget (or forget to remember).’

I was delighted to be able to use an ‘eraser drawing’ by Jonathan Owen on the cover of the book: I'm a big fan of Jonathan's work and I think this 'drawing' perfectly encapsulates the themes running through the commissions programme.

Artists included in the commissions programme, which was located in diverse venues throughout the city, were: Bani Habidi; Roderick Buchanan; Graham Fagen; Sally Hackett; Jonathan Owen; Ciara Phillips; and Olivia Webb.

Proofs of Curatorial Practice Degree Show Leaflet

The proof arrived yesterday for the leaflet I have been designing for the MLitt Curatorial
Practice (Contemporary Art) Degree Show at the Glasgow School of Art. The leaflet is A3 with the exhibition, reading room and events details on one side and the individual curatorial projects by eight graduating students on the other. The image is a still from Holylands by Seamus Harahan, presented as part of Both Together, curated by Eilidh Ratcliffe, one of the students.

The leaflet is folded to A5 with half of the image appearing on one side and 'MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) Graduate Degree Show 3-8 September 2016' on the other. I think it should make quite an interesting and attractive package and I look forward to seeing the two sides of the leaflet displayed alongside each other.

The design builds on an identity that I have been developing for the course that previously appeared in print in an advertisement in Art Monthly and also on material generated from the course. The typeface used throughout is Univers, in various weights, styles and sizes to create a hierarchy of information.

Having considered various paper options, the leaflet will be printed on 140gsm Cocoon Offset 100% recycled paper; a tactile paper that feels substantial but without feeling too precious.

The MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) Degree Show runs from 3-8 September at Glasgow School of Art, The Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5NA. Further information can be found here.




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