William Paterson University
Exhibition Catalog and Title Graphic
24 pages, saddle-stitch
Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition
The exhibition, in the South Gallery of the University’s Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, includes a variety of printmaking media such as aquatint, collagraph, cyanotype, etching, linocut, lithograph, mezzotint, photogravure, screen print, silkscreen, and woodcut. The exhibition was juried by Alexander Campos, executive director and curator at the Center for Book Arts in New York. Campos selected 51 artworks by 47 artists hailing from 21 states. Exhibiton webpage.
When designing a catalog for a group show, the cover art can sometimes be a challenge. Since a single artist’s work could not appear on the cover, we took thin slices from each artwork and created a layered effect reminiscent of paper fibers, layers of paper, or press proofs. This pattern was carried throughout the catalog as carefully subdued page edging that does not detract from the artwork images.