When you first see a 12” x 13” fuchsia-colored, case-bound piece adorned with a clear and gold foil deboss, what do you think? For me, it was, “Wow, what’s inside this beauty?!”
Opening the magnetized cover of this gift box-like book, I found an archi-print-tectural masterpiece to rival the luxury high-rise homes this marketing collateral is selling.
It’s three different-sized books bound separately, and then bound together as one piece. Mind you, those books have to be able to open smoothly once united. The master planner on this multi-dimensional experience sure passed my inspection from solid production foundation to lofty penthouse design.
Let’s review: Wrap that hot-pink cover slick over chipboard so that no uneven corners show and all are tucked neatly under the magnetic bar closure. Bind smallest book 1 to mid-size book 2 and large-size book 3, and then wrap them with a common cover. Next, glue the small smythe-sewn cover to page 1 of text, then also glue the book 2 sections divider to page 1 of book 2. DIY, this is NOT!
Lest I be accused of favoring the finishing, there are striking images throughout printed in top-floor fashion with 10-micron Staccato screening, UV 4-color inks, gold metallic, spot matte varnish, flood ultra-gloss coating on Sundance Felt Text, Topkote Dull Text and Cover and Superfine Smooth Text and Cover. Whew!
Living Shangri-La Toronto was featured as a Paper Inspiration.