Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours

National Gallery of Canada

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The catalog accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada of paintings, prints and drawings by Canadian artist Chris Cran. The catalog includes reproductions of all of the works in the show, along with a number of the artist’s other pieces, and spans from his early career to present day.

It was essential that the design of the book be sympathetic to the work of this contemporary artist. The halftone dot was chosen as an approach for the cover as this technique has been one constant in the artist’s multifaceted career. The yellow color sleeve was incorporated as a way to reference the many layers in this artist’s practice, and the use of one of the Chorus faces on the cover was a humorous nod to the visitor experience. A selection of Chorus works were also used throughout the catalogue as dividers between sections. The rationale behind this was to tie the inside of the book in with the cover and extend the idea of commentary and the importance of the halftone in this artist’s work. The endpapers was a great concept collaboration between the artist and I to create a unique work, that brought a personal touch to the book. A spot-UV varnish was used on the cover to give the image a three-dimensional quality similar to his works.

204 pages; casebound 29.3 x 23.4 cm;

Typefaces: Press Gothic and Sina.

Stefan Canuel, RGD
Chief Publications
Ivan Parisien
English Editor
Caroline Wetherilt
French Editor
Marie Christine Gilbert
Production Manager
Anne Tessier
Production Artist
Natalie Ann Garneau
Josée Drouin-Brisebois
Ryan Doherty
Bruce McCulloch
Nancy Tousley
William Wood