Designed by James Brook for Edinburgh Art Festival, 2022
Booklet | 210 x 165 mm | 16 pages
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh, on Edixion Offset 170 gsm
Now in its 8th year, Platform: 2022 offers audiences an opportunity to experience the breadth and vitality of emerging contemporary art practice in Scotland. Platform: 2022 has been selected by writer and researcher Seán Elder, artist Lucy Skaer, and Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Beth Bate. The 2022 edition, curated by Laura McSorley, brings together new work by Saoirse Amira Anis, Emelia Kerr Beale, Lynsey MacKenzie and Jonny Walker.
The cover design includes circles taken from the colon that appears in the Platform: 2022 logo with imagery selected from one of the four artists, in this instance, the work of Lynsey MacKenzie. The leaflet is typeset in two typefaces, Freight Sans Pro and Adelle Sans, selected for their character and readability. The layout follows the design of previous iterations but, for this edition, has been adapted to include different types of information including a glossary of terms.
Below are the covers of the editions of Platform that I designed in 2021, 2020 and in 2019. You can find out more about the Platform posters, leaflets and booklets that I have designed, including the first iteration of the identity, first designed in 2015, here.
Sorcha Carey, Director, Edinburgh Art Festival: We have worked with James Brook on a number of different festival design projects since 2014, ranging from substantial exhibition catalogues, smaller interpretation booklets and leaflets, through to devising bespoke identities for discrete projects and initiatives. He has a wealth of knowledge of typography, graphic design, print and book production, is incredibly thoughtful and considered in his approach, and always responds to a brief with creativity and rigour in equal measure. I can’t recommend him highly enough.