Campaign for All Our Futures
We the Ones
Piha Radar Station
Designed in alignment with Auckland Council’s brand, these signs are situated on the site of Phia’s World War II Radar Station. They are placed on plinths that echo the remnant concrete foundations of the station. In attendance at the launch in July 2015 was ex radar mechanic, Ian Sexton, now in his nineties, who had lived and worked at Piha Radar Station during World War II.
Tungaru: the Kiribati project
A Continuous Line
A Continuous Line
On The Radar
A book by well-known author Sandra Coney. Historical and contemporary images, maps and diagrams help tell the previously unknown story of the radar station at Piha, revealing connections between its past and present.
Reuben Paterson: Bottled Lightning An art catalogue designed in collaboration with Reuben Patterson following his exhibition *Bottled Lightning* at the Gus Fisher Gallery 20 January – 3 March 2012. The cover features *Unsung* a work of silver foil which covered the gallery’s wall above the staircase. The image wraps onto covers flaps which sit against a hot pink inside cover, whilst the remainder of the book uses subdued grey tones and black text, letting the images shine. Interior pages feature a 3500 word essay and 27 images. Versovisual worked with Soar Print on the production of the book.
Recent Work History
An art catalogue produced in collaboration with Steve Lovett for his exhibition *Recent Work History* in December 2011 at Papakura Public Art Gallery. The eight-panel folding cover includes a number of diecut circles puncturing images of Steve’s work, allowing portions of image and text from inside to show through. An eight-page essay is saddle stitched into the booklet (in contrast to the cover, this is on uncoated paper to create a book-like feel).
The Chancellor's Circle
A ‘Book of Recognition’ designed to commemorate donors to The University of Auckland. The book contains three different sections (levels of donation), each represented by a past Chancellor. Verso Visual worked with a number of suppliers to produce this book. It was constructed by Spiral Path Book Studio in such a way as to be expandable, allowing section to have a new page added each year. It features architectural drawings of the University’s ClockTower by R.A. Lippincott, sourced from the University’s Architecture Archive, and illustrations of the Chancellors by Julie Grieg. The leather book cover is embossed with a detail from the clock tower’s floor mosaic. The interior pages are digitally printed onto archival Hahnemuhle photo rag paper by Premier Print, and silver type is printed onto the ribbons by Deco Art.
Selected book covers (AUP)
Piha: Guardians of the Iron Sands