Richard Tuttle

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We started off by making a press proof of some images to see what the result on the uncoated paper would be like.  The designer adapted the colours of the images accordingly.

The paper used throughout the book is Lessebo Design. The paper was selected by the designer for its look and feel but also because of its eco-friendly qualities.
72 pages of the book are in Lessebo Design 1.3 natural.
32 pages of the book are in Lessebo Design 1.3 white.

Tony decided to design a typeface that could work both as a stencil as well as a regular font. This was then developed into a complete typeface, which we used on the cover and inside the book. We also decided on a second complementary version of the lettering that could be die-cut just for the word “Triumphs”.

Tony Waddingham, an English designer who has been living and working in Belgium for several years, contacted us for the production of his catalogue.We were delighted we could produce the book since Richard Tuttle is one of the most renowned American post minimalist artists. He has exhibited all over the world and has received numerous prizes. The end client is ‘The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery’, who are at the forefront of contemporary art in Ireland and made this exhibition “Triumphs” around the artist.

“The Richard Tuttle: Truimphs book began with a conversation about the die-cut lettering on the cover, which had particular meaning to the artist and myself. My first designs for the lettering were very intricate and would have involved laser cutting, but I felt that technique was too clinical for this book. With some well advised adjustments I created a typeface that could be die-cut and still retain its humanistic qualities and Cassochrome made sure it could work.I have a very good working relationship with Cassochrome: their knowledge and experience is invaluable and has become part of my design process. I first contacted Cassochrome to see if my ideas could work and only after that I started designing. The quality of printing is as consistent as their advice. They have a very quick response time to my questions, price requests and often schedule in last minute jobs but deliver first rate results.”

The idea of using die-cutting on the cover was decided very early on in the project after a brainstorm session between Richard Tuttle and Tony Waddingham.Thanks to a well-prepared prepress the printing ran very smoothly and the colours came out consistently on all pages.

The size of the book is 245 x 340 mm – portrait.
The content is 104 pages + cover with flaps.
Everything was printed in full colour offset without varnish on our Komori press Lithrone LS 540.

The die-cut lettering on the cover is very intricate and we followed the production of every sheet in order to have every book perfect. The loose ends were taken out by hand.

The book was sewn finished by Sepeli, Ghent, Belgium. This book was printed on a run of 1.200 copies.