Collaboration with your album company probably seems like a foreign concept to most photographers, but we do it regularly with the photographers and visual artists with whom we create projects. Case in point: This beautiful custom clamshell case was a combined effort between ourselves and the photographer, Heather McKay from Rochester, NY.
The book is our standard matte paper page block (pigment print) and is finished with a blend of B26 Asahi Bookcloth and P25 rough pineapple leaf paper (you can view all our covers at www.artisancraftsmanbooks.com/covers). The page block is finished in a soft watermark endsheet which forms a nice transition from the cover materials to the matte paper pages.
The client wanted some kind of “two tone” design for the clamshell, so we used B26 bookcloth for most of it, placed a standard window of P25 pineapple paper plus the client’s logo on the right third area of the clamshell.
The effect is pleasing in its simplicity, warm tones and richness of texture. We hope her client enjoys the project – we know that we did!