I have been meaning to write this post for some time, but with a meeting tomorrow and the main topic of conversation likely to be the publication, maybe now is the right time. When we first started talking about ideas, a couple of months ago, we discussed printing on newsprint and it didn’t take long before somebody mentioned Alec Soth‘s latest publication ‘The Last Days of W‘ (see pictures above). Initially the idea of using newsprint was proposed as a way of keeping the cost down, but the group got quite excited about the idea of producing a ‘sort of’ newspaper as there seemed to be something complimentary about their disposable and transient nature in relation to the exhibition’s theme ‘Lost In Transit’.
At the meeting I also proposed the idea of doing something along the lines of a folded sheet (see pictures below). I was familiar with the format as a photographer friend of mine Richard Chivers produced such a publication to accompany a recent exhibition. I like this idea as the sheet takes the same shape and design as an ordnance survey map, which for obvious reasons also fits well with the theme.
It will be interesting to see what the group’s verdict is tomorrow…