CATEGORY

Offset

RANK


PRODUCTION DETAILS

Quantity

2,000

Page Count

38 + cover

Number of Colors

1

Binding

Fold

Dimensions

8.5 × 11.125 × .375

Paper Stock

Newsprint, 34lb

Special Techniques


DESIGN CREDITS

Designers and Creative Directors

Nathan Ross Davis, Nikki Romero

Photographer and Typographic Illustrator

Nikki Romero

Writer (except for artist statement)

Matthew Schwager

Production Designers and Editors

Nathan Ross Davis, Nikki Romero, Matt Schwager


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LINKS

nathanrossdavis.com
livingstonenterprise.net
davidpetersceramics.com

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CLIENT

David Peters is a ceram­ic artist who digs and process­es his own clay. He care­ful­ly merges the his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary in his ceram­ic objects. David uses CAD-CAM process­es for sketch­ing, plan­ning, and devel­op­ing forms which are fired in his hand built wood-fire kiln in Boze­man, MT.


BRIEF

The client request­ed a pub­li­ca­tion for his M.F.A. exhi­bi­tion and some­thing he could also send to his gallery that would give col­lec­tors some access to his pro­duc­tion process. He felt that his work would be more valu­able if col­lec­tors under­stood the phys­i­cal­ly-demand­ing and time-inten­sive process­es he uses to cre­ate his work.


APPROACH

Our client’s work has its own voice, but his process is intense and we felt that the ceram­ic pieces need­ed a nar­ra­tive to make it more rel­e­vant for col­lec­tors of non-ceram­ic objects. We did not want a lin­ear nar­ra­tive to explain his work, but rather glimpses of the beau­ty and depth that goes into mak­ing each piece. For this project we pro­duced our own con­tent, includ­ing pho­tographs, writ­ten word, and typo­graph­ic illus­tra­tions. The book­let itself is lay­ered and non­tra­di­tion­al, allow­ing pages to be shift­ed and rearranged, giv­ing view­ers a chance to engage and make their own asso­ci­a­tions and inter­pre­ta­tions.

PRODUCTION LESSONS

Initially our biggest conundrum was our small budget ($1,000) and lack of content. We wanted to make a sophisticated publication that wouldn’t look out of place in a contemporary art gallery. Since we decided to design a nonlinear, nontraditional booklet, we found ourselves solving how to format this publication for a web-press, in a small town that mainly prints newspapers. Our printer was amazing and tried to understand what we were doing. After long conversations and a few emails, he figured out how to get the ink in the right places. It was a great lesson and a really interesting publication to put together.

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