Selected art catalogues

Mary McIntyre: Painter
A collection of artworks and biographical commentary on the life and painting of Mary McIntyre. Verso worked closely with author and art historian Robin Woodward to produce a hardback book in time for McIntyre's combined birthday celebration and opening of her new works exhibition at Whitespace in May 2010.

Specs: 112 pages / 210 x 280mm / full colour / 150gsm Silk Matt text pages / 150gsm Alpine Laser endpapers / section sewn / case bound / print run of 800

Client: Mary McIntyre


Leaf to Leopard: A practical guide to John Ruskin’s The Elements of Drawing
Professor Stephen Farthing, a Hood Fellow at NICAI in 2007, analyses the theories of John Ruskin as outlined in The Elements of Drawing (first published in 1857).
This book is printed on Munken – a paper which enhances the qualities of the drawings and watercolours.

Specs: 40 pages / 148 x 190mm / full colour / 100gsm Munken text pages / 240gsm Munken cover with folding flaps / PUR binding / print run of 500

Client: Nuala Gregory for Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland


Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay
Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay (Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, 4 June to 17 July 2010) this publication celebrates 50 years of the New Zealand high-end fashion business, El Jay. The tall format accommodates the many portrait-shaped black and white photos within.
The cover features the original El Jay signage and type.

Specs: 40 pages / 180 x 265mm / black and white with full colour cover / 150gsm matt art text pages / 300gsm matt art cover with matt laminate / PUR binding / print run of 1000

Client: Doris de Pont for Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland


Figure in a Landscape
One of a series of three folding catalogues of recent work by sculptor Terry Stringer, with accompanying photographs by Haru Sameshima.The elongated curves of the font, Rotis, have a subtle connection to the shapes present in the work.

Specs: 300 x 150mm, folding to 100 x 150mm / full colour, two sides / 200gsm offset

Client: Terry Stringer


Danse: Niki Hastings-McFall
Produced for the exhibition Danse by Niki Hastings-McFall at Artstation, Auckland, 1–19 March 2011. The cover features a detail from the artwork Narcissus which wraps onto the back cover. The word 'Danse' is set in Scala Diamond to correspond with the themes present in the work.

Specs: 24 pages / 148 x 210mm / full colour / 150gsm Silk Matt text pages / 300gsm Silk Matt cover / saddle stitched / print run of 500

Client: Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust