Thursday, 03 Dec 2015 12:27 GMT

Baddeley book ‘ideal for lovers of design’

Detailing the six generations of specialist printers, Baddeley Brothers, the designer David Pearson and other contributors have joined together to create a hardback book in the printing company’s honour. The book launched at an event at the St Bride Library.

The book features designs from Baddeley Brothers’ archives as well as work from artists such as Pearson, Lucinda Rogers, and Adam Dant. “It has proven to be that rare project which brings everything you love together,” says Pearson, speaking at the launch of the book.

Our work is all about creating the perfect ‘feel’, and we wanted this book to be interesting, useful, tactile and glorious – ideal for lovers of design, branding and typography


Pearson created six illustrations, showcased as tipped-in pages, using a range of print techniques that were then printed by Baddeley Brothers. As the printers also specialises in bespoke envelope making, the book features the anatomy of an envelope and illustrations of different envelope styles from a tuck and slit, to a topless thumb pocket.

With an initial print run of 2,500, the book was printed using six colour litho with a foil cover using Munken Polar Smooth Crisp White 170gsm paper.

Director of Baddeley Brothers, Charles Pertwee, comments: “We’re very proud of our history and I’m delighted that three of Britain’s top artists have dedicated their time and their talent to illustrating our book. The Gentle Author shares our passion for this part of London, and we’re honoured to have been part of its changing society.

“Our work is all about creating the perfect ‘feel’, and we wanted this book to be interesting, useful, tactile and glorious – ideal for lovers of design, branding and typography.”



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