Luke Copping‘s new portfolio is definitely a looker! It’s so well designed and crafted thanks to Luke’s collaboration with designer, Nubby Twiglet. In his email to me, Luke mentioned – “The response has been interesting because the book is slightly unorthodox in that in incorporates branding and design elements in the picture layouts.” I think that since his portfolio includes so much editorial work, it works fine to include branding elements on some of the pages – seeing the images in juxtaposition with other elements makes sense in that context.
“Over many weeks of conceptual discussion, Nubby and I started to pull together the images and elements that would go into the book. We decided on an 11 x 14 landscape format, which is similar to previous versions of my book. I feel that it is a perfect size for the types of image layouts we ended up working with and avoids the transport and scale issues of larger books.
It gave us so much more freedom in terms of our design and materials choices than working within the constraints and limited options offered by some off-the-shelf portfolio solutions. Nubby had worked with a bookbinder in Portland called Grossenbacher in the past and suggested them for the fabrication of the covers – they did not disappoint.”