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.
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.
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 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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Albert Riera Galceran - émergent