Graphic designer Silas Amos’ new book A Bigger Spectrum features a bespoke, one-off art print by Supermundane in each copy, aiming to emphasise the relevance of digital printing. Inspired by the agility and versatility of digital print, this ode to the format sees Silas collaborate with art director James Lunn to produce a series of double-page spreads reflecting the diverse styles and printing needs of the graphic design world.
From large brightly coloured type to full-bleed imagery, digital art and brand visualisation, A Bigger Spectrum explores the use of print across the graphic design industry. A clear reference to its name, the book’s inside cover showcases a full spectrum of colour against a white background, contrasting the matte black front cover.
“The reason I got excited about digital printing is that it enables our creativity to be on shelf in just weeks. So we get to be more flexible in how we think and act. Forget personalised – it enables us to think global and act local, produce limitless variations on a theme and loads more. So for me the catalyst to writing this book was wanting to sing from the rooftops about how much I’m looking forward to the next few years in design.” says Silas.
Paper suppliers GF Smith, HP and printers FE Burman worked closely with James on the project.
Silas has made A Bigger Spectrum available to read here.