Color Library

Color Library


This extensive, medium-format concluding volume on the ECAL/Maximage Color Library is an outstanding example of applied design research and a book for which the school was entirely responsible, even down to the printing. The software for new colour profiles in printing that was developed as part of the project has been used frequently since it was released in 2014. It was also employed in many of the books submitted this year and, in retrospect, may one day come to be seen as a defining characteristic of Swiss book production in the latter half of the 2010s. In this volume, the possibilities opened up by the software are demonstrated via three photographs by the Iranian-Swiss artist Shirana Shahbazi which are printed singly or in pairs over and over again on a right-hand page using a new colour profile each time. A text section is interspersed with historical photographs of printing equipment, always placed to the left. The ensuing technical presentation displays the various scales of each colour profile, always on a right-hand page, with recurring bar and area charts. The sober design is entirely focused on the content, successfully embedding the practical software within a research discourse.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Divers
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Maximage –David Keshavjee, London (UK); Guy Meldem, Apples/Berlin (DE); Julien Tavelli Genève
Druck/Impression/Printing
ECAL/Benjamin Plantier, Lausanne
Verlag/Publication/Publisher
ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Lausanne;
JRP|Ringier, Zürich
ISBN
978-3-03764-527-7