Coch Du Arall : David Nash

Otherwise known as ‘Red Black Other’

This publication was commissioned to coincide with the first exhibition to make an assessment of the nature of colour in David Nash’s work.

Nash recently had a comprehensive retrospective at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, of which the publication was in many ways the definitive tome, so we felt any follow up publication for Mostyn needed to fulfil a different objective.

So this book was more tactile and minimalist in presentation, it was all about reproducing the sculptures in a beautiful picture book, with titles of works all removed to the back.

As object, we played with small elements of colour in the head and tail bands and the page marker ribbon, reflecting the 3 core colours Nash used in making new works for this show.

We also wrapping the works in the intense fire endpapers, referencing the production process involved in the making of some of the sculptures.

The cover has a screen printed texture taken from ‘Redwood Cut Ups’ (one of the major illustrated works) over which the typographic foil blocking is laid.

Available from

http://www.mostyn.org/whats_on/detail/ red_black_other

 

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