Independent publishing lecture series RAW Print's own publication, METAZINE.
The annually published retrospective issue features interviews, photographs and other content regarding the previous year's speakers.
The publication is comprised of 56 pages featuring monotone photographs and flat gold accents. In addition to the main page block, inserted between each page, are coloured stock pages with the section of the photograph continuously printed over, thus neatly hiding the article. The monotone images generate a feeling of a clean, smart picture album whilst the inserts hide the interviews of the speakers.
A publication that is Raw Print in name and design. METAZINE makes use of Risograph printing, letterpress and thermography: three labour intensive processes that require a love for print.
NTU BA, Interior Architecture & Design Catalogue
The students of Nottingham Trent's BA Interior Architecture & Design commissioned our latest book, Inscape.
With their final degree project entirely focusing on brutalist architecture from around the world, a book that referenced the characteristics of the movement was at the very heart of the design.
A project that put the functionality of the materials first, had a definite silhouette and was very obvious in its construction. It also looks like a slab of concrete.
Front and back covers made up of greyboard and four brass bolts hold together the work of 68 students. The 39 quality cartridge paper leaves feature the work of an individual student printed in a Flat Gold and Black duotone.
In total 840 books were made in a little over two months, using over half a ton of paper.
NTU BA, Fine Art Catalogue
Our first major commission was from the students of Nottingham Trent's BA Fine Art course, Are We Artists Now?
We had no restrictions on the number of colours or the content that they submitted. Each student had a space in which they could fully experiment with Risograph techniques and experience the quality of the process for themselves.
Using seven colours, over 229 masters, 22,000 A3 sheets of Cyclus Offset paper and one single colour Risograph printer, we met with each student, designed, printed and handbound 500 books in only two months.
Bound with bolts and a two-colour screen-printed cover wrapping around to disguise the binding. The title of their end of degree show was ‘Are We Artists Now?’ - a sentiment we took as a brief and developed the concept of time for the catalogue. Segments of a timeline are featured on each right-hand page which, when the book is closed, makes a continuous line stretching from the cover to the last student involved using a stepped leading edge.