John O’Carroll is one of our longstanding clients, an international artist, who had approached us initially to design a book to catalogue his artworks.

We created the first book back in 2008 and are helping creating John’s next one. This project was a delight – John’s artwork delves into Egypt’s history, reflects dramatic Dutch landscapes and draws from our very own ancient Cornwall.

Book design for John O'Carroll

Our design was intentionally subtle, so as to allow the artworks to speak for themselves. We used John’s handwriting for chapter headings, as well as his signature stamp of the Cornish maze.

Book design for John O'Carroll

Book design for John O'Carroll

Book design for John O'Carroll

Book design for John O'Carroll

Colour correction was a large part of producing this book, as each of John’s pieces are meticulously created and we wanted to reflect them accurately.

Book design for John O'Carroll

We also needed to consider the audience, John often exhibits in Amsterdam so the text was displayed in both Dutch and English. The Separate translations mirror each other as we considered the harmony of the design.

Book design for John O'Carroll

John’s book has been a valuable tool to spread the word of his work, we have also created a digital version to send to galleries.

John O'Carroll art gallery invite

John O'Carroll art gallery invite

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