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Monsters by Matt Dixon

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178x178mm Booklets
4pp Cover onto 350gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
44pp Text onto 170gsm Silk
Full colour throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound

Case Study: Bringing Matt Dixon’s “Monsters” to Life: The Artistry of Illustrated Perfect Bound Art Book Printing

Fantasy character artist Matt Dixon, widely acclaimed for his intriguing and endearing robotic creations, has a knack for redefining the realm of fantasy art. His book, “Monsters”, is an enchanting collection of vividly rendered characters that stirs the imagination of readers and reaffirms our love for print. Ex Why Zed was entrusted with the task of translating this mesmerising digital universe into the tactile realm of print, offering its unique expertise in Illustrated Perfect Bound Art Book Printing.

The Maestro: Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon is a beacon in the landscape of fantasy character art, consistently pushing boundaries and creating characters that are as engaging as they are unique. The vibrant, quirky, and sometimes eerie characters that populate “Monsters” are testament to Dixon’s immense artistic capabilities and originality. This book brims with style, providing a fresh twist to the genre and encapsulating the very reasons why we are drawn to the power of print.

Journey into the World of “Monsters”

“Monsters” is a captivating exploration into the fantastical, inhabited by a host of colourful, fascinating, and occasionally spooky characters. Dixon’s distinctive artistic style is at the fore in this work, and the book proves irresistible for fans of fantasy and the uninitiated alike. It’s not just a collection of illustrations – it’s an invitation into an alternate reality, crafted with painstaking detail and a richly imaginative narrative.

The Art of Translating Imagination into Print

When it came to bringing “Monsters” to life in print, the specifications were crucial. The 178x178mm booklets feature a 4pp cover crafted from 350gsm Silk, adorned with Matt Lamination on the outside, striking the right balance between aesthetic appeal and durability. The book unfolds across 44pp text pages, printed onto 170gsm Silk, offering readers a smooth, comfortable browsing experience. Full-colour printing enhances the depth and vivacity of Dixon’s creations, with each character brought to life in stunning detail. Finally, the booklets were trimmed, collated, and perfect bound, ensuring a robust and visually striking book that exemplifies the quality of self-published book printing offered by Ex Why Zed.

Spotlight on Remarkable Projects

Ex Why Zed’s impressive portfolio of illustrated art book projects echo the same commitment to high-quality, visually striking print production. Projects such as ‘Wily Beasts by Oliver James’, ‘The Fascinating Adventures of Little Bee by Beans on Toast’, ‘Transmission 2 by Matt Dixon’, ‘High Voltage by Matt Dixon’ and ‘Yendor: The Journey of a Junior Adventurer Softback by Rodney Matthews’ all reflect Ex Why Zed’s dedication to superior artist catalogue printing.

Excellence in Illustrated Art Book printing

The journey of “Monsters” from digital imagination to print is a testament to the excellence of Ex Why Zed’s expertise in graphic illustration book printing. It is a striking example of how fantasy character art has been beautifully encapsulated in print, bridging the gap between digital art and the timeless allure of a physical book. The success of “Monsters” reaffirms the critical role that high-quality printing plays in the success of self-published art books, ensuring that the originality, style, and vibrancy of the artist’s work are preserved and enhanced in the transition to print. With Ex Why Zed’s professional touch, “Monsters” is more than a book – it’s a tangible adventure into the extraordinary imagination of Matt Dixon.

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