08-07-2021
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A-L/M-Z: The Mrs Jay And W. Gordon Smith Art Collection

By 08-07-2021

The Mrs Jay and W. Gordon Smith art collection is a unique culmination of a lifetimes work in Scotland until 2019. W. Gordon Smith was also an art critic, author, dramatist, photographer and filmmaker known for his iconic televised arts programme by the BBC in Scotland.

The objective was to celebrate the collector’s lives and showcase their eclectic collection of 160 artists. Inspired by their own artwork records, it was designed to appear as a reference book one could have found on their bookshelf. Divided into alphabetical sections with short biographies and artworks, it also features typewritten exhibition reviews revealing the unique relationship between artist and collector. A high-end production with a screenprinted yellow bookcloth cover, luxurious yellow paper for contents, and the cover label embossing are all notable features. The title A-L / M-Z situated on the spine is a final reference to W. Gordon Smith’s essay on art.

Winner Bronze European Design Awards 2021 | Category Artistic Catalogue