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Patrick Heide Contemporary Art

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Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

240 mm (9.44 in) × 280 mm (11.02 in) × 12 mm (.47 in)

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Paper Stock

Coated 150 gr/mq

Number of Colors

CMYK + 1, black



Bodonian binding


FS Albert (Fontsmith)


Texture, color, imagery, materials, techniques, composition… so many elements to consider when developing a design project that can influence the final outcome. When these are inspired (or dictated) by a grander scope, such as an artists’ work, the rules of the game are different. In this case, I believe this parameters were a blessing, for the final catalogue is hard to put down as your eyes and fingers explore all the details.

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” This pearl of wisdom by the late American soprano Beverly Sills perfectly summarizes the catalogue for the Korean artist Minjung Kim. Although she represented her chosen homeland of Italy at the Venice Biennale with an installation, the artist is best known for her unique paintings that are meticulously built up of countless layers of singed Korean rice paper.

The catalogue of forty of Minjung Kim’s most recent works displays the same dedication and attention to material detail. Natural cover stock from France, Italian art paper and dividers made from the very rice paper the artist uses for her paintings have been skillfully combined to form a catalogue that was judged by the gallery owner to be “very Minjung Kim.”

We did have a main challenge to resolve, since this was the first time we wrapped sections with a rice paper. We had to go through several tests to be sure that the paper would survive the stress of the binding and the glue.

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Minjung Kim Art Catalogue


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Thomas Manss & Company



Printing: Tipolitografia Valbonesi
Repro and quality control: Gardel & Gardel

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 29, 2011


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