PaperSpecsGallery.com Presents: The Lillium Exhibition Catalog
This week PaperSpecsGallery.com presents the Lillium Exhibition Catalog.
Designing an exhibition catalog is no easy task. It must convey a true understanding of the artist’s work while expressing its own visual form in a compelling, but complementary way. The team at Kunnert & Tierney shows their mastery at every design level in this spectacular book for the Joseph Walsh show - Lilium.
Click on the YouTube video below to watch Lenz discuss the Lillium Exhibition Catalog.
Embossed and lasercut organic shapes play against a gold foil-stamped and fold-in front cover. While beautiful in its own right, the design and execution also echo the play of light and shadow central to the artist’s sculptures.
Paperlinx’s Velvet finish on the text pages is a good tactile contrast to the uncoated Reeves Traditional Cover and allows the amazing photography to shine. The designer used Fibonacci ratios in the underlying typographic grid structure of the catalog to emulate construction methods and principles of the Lilium pieces.
As a whole, the uniqueness, intricacy, accuracy, and attention to detail that are characteristics of Joseph Walsh’s work, are amply reflected in this stunning printed piece.
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.