PaperSpecsGallery.com Presents: Grand Hyatt Residences Book (Video)
In a word...sumptuous. Paper, printing, finishing, and design—Robert Louey Design blended message, identity and materials to create a love potion (in the form of a Smyth-sewn, over-sized book) for this world-class residence in India.
Overall, the first impression is opulent yet serene. A rich red book cloth on the spine punctuates a gorgeous sleeve (foil-stamped Curious Metallics Lustre wrapped around 118-pt. board). The foil-stamped pattern, which resembles a lacey constellation, also appears on the book’s back cover tying the two elements together visually.
Click here or on the video below to watch Lenz discuss the Grand Hyatt Residences Book:
The front cover of the Grand Hyatt Residences book is a lustrous photograph of a sculpture that is so finely detailed, the viewer can see the grains of sand in the original piece of art. Inside, photographs on the text pages come alive on the Mohawk Superfine paper.
No detail has been overlooked: spare, sophisticated typography; headband and footband finishing touches, and two silk ribbon markers that repeat the red of the spine and the turquoise of the end papers.
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.