This week, we're sharing a "pandemic project" that takes on the appearance of a book, but is actually a long accordion fold with a closed gate jacket wrapped around it. This exciting design by Reeny Hua and Rachel MacKinnon for Illingworth Kerr Gallery at Alberta University of the Arts was produced by the team at Kallen Printing Inc. in Calgary, Alberta.
Four large sections of accordion-folded pages are tipped together to form an 87"-long accordion fold that showcases the work of the Emerging Art Writers Program. A creative gate cover completes the piece. It's a must-see!
Fold of the Week No. 15 Project Credits & Specs
Folding Style: Long Accordion with Closed Gate Cover
Print Production: Kallen Printing Inc. / Calgary, Alberta
Design: Reeny Hua, Rachel MacKinnon
Client: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, AUArts
Size: Folded: 7.375x9x.25," Flat: (accordion) 87x9" - includes four printed sections tipped together (jacket) 22.25x9"
Paper: Finch Fine Antique 100C (cover); Astrolite Vellum 100T (accordion)
Finishing: Score, glue seams, hand fold and assemble. 200 qty.
Budget Rating: Moderate – High
Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.