Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You
Edited by Eleanor Edmondson
Texts by Katy Hessel, Nicky Wilson and Claire Feeley
Photography by Keith Hunter and Allan Pollok-Morris
Published by Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, 2022
Designed by James Brook
ISBN 978 1 5272 2203 8
Hardback | 165 x 220 mm | 96 pages | Printed and bound by Gomer Press Ltd, Llandysul, Wales, on Munken Lynx Smooth Natural White 170 gsm with endpapers of Colorplan Candy Pink 135 gsm; matt laminate printed cover with black head and tail bands
Produced as part of Jupiter Artland’s Artist Commission series, I Lay Here For You documents Tracey Emin’s exhibition – including her monumental bronze permanent sculpture – at Jupiter Artland in Summer 2022. Alongside photography by Keith Hunter and Allan Pollok-Morris, the book includes texts by Nicky Wilson and Claire Feeley as well as an essay by Katy Hessel, author of The Story of Art without Men.
The size, format, layout and typography of the book adapts the design that I created for Phyllida Barlow: quarry, published by Jupiter Artland in 2018. Like quarry, the book is typeset throughout in Meta Serif Pro but, in this case, the body text is set in the light version of the typeface giving it a less heavy feel than the regular weight used in quarry; all other typefaces are one step lighter than their counterparts in quarry.
The paper is Munken Lynx Smooth Natural White, a very slightly creamy off-white that has a little bit of warmth, chosen to complement the images of Emin’s drawings, paintings and prints. The cover drops the cloth quarter binding of quarry for a wraparound printed cover that has a scuff-free matt laminate. For the front cover image, I had to extend the image in Photoshop on the top, bottom and right-hand sides so that there was enough of the image to wrap around the cover boards – the original image was only as wide as the front cover. Candy Pink Colorplan endpapers make an unexpected contrast to the lush greens on the cover and echo some of the colours found in Emin’s work.