Kelly Reemtsen

Kelly Reemtsen

Capturing a life's work for an LA artist

We were approached by Kelly Reemtsen to work with her over a period of two years to design, write and produce an anthology of her work. Our starting point was a period of familiarisation where we interviewed Kelly and explored her artistic ethos.

From this, we began to develop an identity and visual, creating a unique platform from which we could present not just her work but, moreover, her ethos. A key factor in this personal branding aspect was crafting a bespoke word mark and headline font.

The Process

We then created the editorial structure and began to design the book itself. We also played a pivotal role in the creation of the book’s written content. As we had established an in-depth understanding of Kelly’s artistry, the written content became an interview between Kelly and our founder Chris. A critical aspect of the book’s production was the reproduction of the paintings; we managed this process from briefing the photographer in LA, to colour balancing all the images in the UK.

WINNER of the 2014 Independant Publisher Book Awards Outstanding Book of the Year “an explosion of colour and emotion, pretty but razor sharp.”

The Launch

The final aspects of the project were the editorial checks, print production, binding and shipping.The book was launched in New York City at the De Buck Gallery and has since been internationally recognised by the Independent Publisher Book Awards winning Outstanding Book of the year. To watch an interview with Chris and Kelly after accepting the award please click here.