Skinned and Detouched
Book design and editorial consultation for Skinned and Detouched – a pair of books by the artist Alice Channer. The books act as portals into the industrial production of two sculptures. Skinned uses the industrial process of metallic coating used in the production of car head lamps. Detouched uses the process of dipping metal into heated plastic use in the production of hand tools.
The books include texts by Jennifer Boyd which respond to the industrial processes through which the artworks are created. The type setting across the two books stretches and squeezes, plunges and withdraws in conversation with Jen’s text.
The text and images in Skinned are printed CMYK + silver to extend the metallic coating taking place in the industrial process.