Antony Gormley and Colm Toíbín, ‘Weather’

‘the blurring of perception between solid, aerial, and liquid.’ Antony Gormley

An artist’s book documenting Antony Gormley’s and Colm Toíbín’s responses to the elements. ‘Weather’ intersperses Gormley’s carbon ink drawings of the Norfolk coast with Toíbín’s tender tale of the Irish seashore in a storm, and is the latest in a series of collaborations between artists and writers published by Enitharmon.

We gave equal weight to text and image in the design. To do this, we used large type. We bound the book and typeset the short story alongside the long edge of the page, so that the book opens upwards and is encountered in landscape orientation. We harnessed a dense black printing process to boost the impact of Gormley’s drawings on uncoated paper and achieved the mottled, almost ethereal texture of the hardback cover by wrapping raw cardboard in the gauze-like material customarily used to strengthen a book’s spine.

  • Year: 2022
  • Client: Enitharmon Editions
  • Location: London
  • Category: Publication

Photography: Thomas Adank