4pp Cover onto 300gsm Uncoated
88pp Text onto 130gsm Silk
Printed full colour throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound
Central Saint Martins (CSM) is not just an institution; it’s a crucible of creativity and innovation. Their recent exhibition, “Design Transforms ’23,” celebrates the power of design to change the world. It’s a fitting backdrop for our latest project: the CSM MA Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery catalogues. This high-end project aimed to be nothing short of impressive, capturing the essence of CSM’s transformative design ethos.
Central St Martins, part of the UAL Campus in London is a community of caring, questioning, and articulate practitioners. They are not just students and staff; they are visionaries who see design as a transformative force. Their work is a radical reappraisal of production and consumption patterns, aiming to accelerate the transition to renewable circularity.
To encapsulate, the student group from Central St Martins embarked on an illustrious journey to bring their artistry to life through ‘A5 catalogue printing. Their ambition for ‘promotional grad show printing’ and ‘degree show catalogue printing’ was met with Ex Why Zed’s unparalleled expertise. The seamless collaboration left many pondering, “Where can I print an artist catalogue?” as they yearned to replicate such perfection. This saga wasn’t just about printing; it was about dreams, collaboration, and the celebration of art.
The catalogues were A5 books with a 4pp cover onto 300gsm uncoated and 88pp text onto 130gsm silk. They were printed in full color throughout and were trimmed, collated, and perfect bound.
Ex Why Zed has done it again, folks! This time, they’ve unleashed a creative tempest in the form of an A5 book, a format that’s as versatile as it is intimate. Let’s talk specs for a second—this beauty boasts a 4pp cover printed onto 300gsm uncoated paper. Why does that matter? Because uncoated paper gives it a luxuriously tactile feel. You’re not just flipping through pages; you’re engaging with a multi-sensory experience. 📚
The author’s style here screams individuality. From the intricate design patterns to the mesmerizing color palette, this book is a visual feast. The subject matter leaps off the page, pulling readers into the narrative before they even hit the first line of text. With 88pp text onto 130gsm silk, the full-color interior captures every nuanced shade and line to perfection. It’s not just a book; it’s an art gallery you can carry. 🎨
Let’s not overlook the typography. Clean, readable, yet infinitely stylish—the text is the silent conductor of this visual symphony. The design choices are nothing short of revolutionary. The orientation of images and text guides the eye naturally from one element to the next, crafting a storyline that’s as compelling visually as it is narratively. 📖
The visual aesthetics are on point, but what seals the deal is the reader appeal. This is a book designed not just to be seen but to be consumed. And let’s talk about that perfect binding. It’s not just a binding; it’s a commitment to excellence. Trimmed, collated, and perfect bound—this book is as durable as it is captivating. 🌟
Want to recreate this magic? Here’s how:
In a world saturated with digital noise, Ex Why Zed reminds us of the irreplaceable value of tactile, visual storytelling. 📚🌟
Takeaway: If this case study is any indication, the future of print is not just alive; it’s thriving, innovating, and ready to captivate. Hats off to Ex Why Zed for setting the gold standard. Yet again. 🎩🌟
Inspired by CSM’s transformative designs? Why not embark on your own creative journey with Ex Why Zed? Check out CSM’s other works on their Instagram and let us bring your vision to life.
We offer a variety of sizes for CSM degree show catalogues, ranging from small pocket-sized options to larger, more comprehensive catalogs. Our printing capabilities allow for customization and flexibility to meet the specific needs and preferences of each client.