250mm x 185mm Case Bound Books
Cover onto 170gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
Gloss spot UV to outer
Wrapped over greyboard case
Endpapers onto 170gsm Uncoated
140pp inside pages onto 170gsm Silk
Four colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and case bound
The concrete jungle of our urban landscapes hides a treasure trove of artistry, often overlooked. Guido Bollino, an Italy-born, London-based photographer and writer, has a keen eye for such art gems. His hardback art book, “Second Life 2013 – 2022”, captures weather-worn posters redrawn by time and the elements, giving them a spontaneous second life as hidden city gems. Teaming up with Ex Why Zed, a leading name in coffee table art book printing, Bollino’s urban art exploration finds a fitting home in a beautifully crafted, high-quality print edition.
Born in Alessandria, Italy, in 1982, Guido Bollino has travelled far and wide, with his work rooted in the exploration of culture, history, and the human mind. Second Life” is a testament to Bollino’s talent for storytelling and reportage photography, his camera lens transforming the mundane into something extraordinary. His art book captures the ephemeral beauty of weather-worn posters, their organic transformation serving as an unwitting testament to the passage of time.
At Ex Why Zed, we’re proud to provide case bound books that do justice to the creative visions of artists like Bollino. “Second Life” is a 250mm x 185mm case-bound book, with a cover printed onto 170gsm silk. The matt lamination and gloss spot UV on the outer cover create a visual distinction that mirrors the artistic contrast found in Bollino’s urban art. Opening the cover reveals endpapers printed onto 170gsm uncoated paper, with 140 inside pages on 170gsm silk, ensuring each captured image is vivid and striking.
Bollino’s book is more than a mere collection of photographs; it’s an exploration of urban life’s transient beauty, made tangible by Ex Why Zed’s high-quality book printing services. Our previous collaborations with various artists, such as the poignant “Fever Dream” by Renee Cornue, the captivating “Girls Club Zine”, and the atmospheric “Shoreline” by David Southern, demonstrate our commitment to preserving and promoting the unique voices of artists.
At Ex Why Zed, we believe that every creative vision deserves to be brought to life in print. Whether it’s street photography in the UK or everyday art from around the globe, we’re here to make your vision a reality. If you have a story to tell, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Let’s create your second life in print, just like we did for Guido Bollino.