I designed this catalogue to accompany Sam Martin’s collection of works featured in his exhibition titled ‘Crystalise Borders’.
With a nod to the title of the show, I emphasised the border of the page by using a white undersized cover flush with the bottom of the A5 booklet, revealing the border of the vibrant red stock underneath.
A strong, simple grid structure is used throughout the catalogue, with the images printed at a large scale in order to highlight the intricate layers and fluid brushstrokes used in these detailed compositions.
For this series of paintings, Sam’s imagery was originally sourced from newspapers which he then combined, layered and transformed into abstracted scenes in which the figures and borders merge and intersect. A collection of the original newspaper clippings are featured on the inside front and back covers, printed in black ink on the red paper stock. These are positioned alongside the corresponding finished painting on the opposite page.
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