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émergent Magazine Issue #02

émergent is a biannual magazine that showcases painters through interviews, conversations and essays, with the aim of providing a curated space in which artists work can be better understood. 

Each issue attempts to adopt the ideals of a gallery within the printed page, and features a new group of contemporary artists that exhibit a series of recent works, along with in-depth interviews and a rare look into the studio.


The challenge

For émergent’s Editor and Art Director, Reuben Beren James, and Editor and Creative Director, Albert Riera Galceran, the magazine is very much about providing a platform for emerging artists, for some of them it will be their first time in print.

They wanted the magazine’s pages to function like the walls of a gallery to showcase the contemporary painters and a final finished product that stood out from other independent magazines.

Our solution

Ruben’s and Albert’s preference was for a recycled paper stock.  Park suggested several different recycled materials and prepared dummies.  Cyclus was chosen as it was off-white, reproduced well and brought a natural feel.

To add differentiation to the cover, at a modest extra cost, we suggested an emboss finish was applied, to give a textured finish and a tactile look-and-feel.  The customer was shown samples of several different finishes and chose a fine linen emboss.

To add a visual element, and so that issue#02 offered multiple covers, one of seven different A6 postcard-sized prints (of artwork included in the magazine) was heat sealed to the front of each magazine.

A 200# screen and plate profiles, specially developed for uncoated materials, were used to maximize accuracy and lift in image reproduction.

Proofs were supplied as hi-res Epson proofs on uncoated paper.

Adhering to ISO12647 colour management targets, we accurately matched the signed-off proofs while the customer passed on press.

Print production, folding, binding and heat sealed poly bagging were completed in-house, while a member of the production team supervised the fine linen embossing at the outworkers.

The results

* The proactive contribution by Park, enabled the customer to achieve a creative, captivating product

* An interesting tactile and eye-catching cover which draws the reader in

* Excellent lift, detail and accurate colour reproduction of the imagery

* Smooth and consistent areas of solid colour

* Dense black and very good contrast on imagery

* Accurate folding and PUR binding


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“Perfect! Thanks a lot for your hard-work and dedication to our project. We’re amazingly happy with the result!”

Albert Riera Galceran - émergent

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