Competing Projects 2022
Peter Blake: CollagePraline
Peter Blake: Collage is a major monograph dedicated to the artist’s groundbreaking exploration of collage, published by Waddington Custot and Thames & Hudson.
Waddington Custot briefed us to design a book that was a joyous celebration of Peter’s work, appealing to his diverse fan base. The solution was to produce a book that didn’t conform to the typical exhibition catalogues. Mirroring Blake’s signature eclectic style, Praline designed a multifaceted publication.
For the design we wanted to come at it with a fresh approach, taking inspiration from Peter Blake’s love of type. Why limit ourselves to one typeface, when Peter, in his own work, would never do this. Overall, 30 different typefaces were either designed, customised or sourced from his artworks and library of references.
The completed book used seven different Fedrigoni stocks, differentiating between the content and also making reference to the colours in the artists’ work.