Robert Gallagher – The Dance Floors of England, 2019
Format: 11 × 18 cm
Design: Book Book
Print: Office Offset
‘Ruminations on clubs, dance, and sound itself and what it is I think I might have been doing in them.’ – Robert Gallagher
This collection by London-based musician Robert Gallagher brings together poetry written during various performances in English clubs over the last two decades. Taken as a whole, the book is Gallagher’s way of discovering what clubs and club culture have meant to him. In terms of design, the book moves between concrete poetry and analogous rough aesthetics. Printing becomes part of the graphic design through the assembly work of the plates and manual interventions during the printing process.
In order to interfere with the design at the stage of imposition, we ordered the offset film in huge sheets with all single pages randomly positioned.
After cutting all pages to single-sheet sizes, it was possible to impose the pages at different angles or shifted.
The cover and the flying papers were printed using a special technique we had already developed and tested for the Book Book New Year Card 2019. The laser toner was dissolved and then applied using different methods, which led to a cloudy marble-like effect.