All year we’ve been working with Martin Lewsley of Hull graphic design agency Atomluft on the River Full of Stories book. Martin’s done an incredible job, piecing everything together meticulously and making the whole thing look fabulous. The final designs were delivered to Wyke Printers on Sutton Fields at the beginning of this week where Dave, Andy, John and the team have been brilliant in helping us get everything right. The paper arrived from G.F. Smith on Lockwood Street on Tuesday and we’re delighted that so far the whole project and book has been delivered and produced by people from Hull.
Yesterday we were shown around the shop floor at Wyke as plates were being prepared, colours analysed and test pages run. A River Full of Stories is on the press, being printed this weekend, ready to be bound.
We will be delivering a River Full of Stories to all Hull and East Riding libraries and museums at the beginning of October.
Here’s a gallery from yesterday’s visit to Wyke.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ project.
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Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard
Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 bridges over the River Hull in the UK’s City of Culture 2017 raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on 22nd September 2017. Historic vessels sailed down the river, met by 21st century tugs, to the sound of a new musique concrète work by composer John Stead.
Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.
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where can I buy this book from
The first edition is for libraries and museums for loan and reference. We’ve supplied copies to all libraries in Hull and the East Riding but any library can order it. However it seems there is a wider demand so we’re looking into this with a view to produce an at cost second edition – at cost so we can keep the production quality high and the price affordable.
Hi Eric, the first edition is for libraries and museums for loan and reference. We’ve supplied copies to all libraries in Hull and the East Riding but any library can order it. However it seems there is a wider demand so we’re looking into this with a view to produce an at cost second edition – at cost so we can keep the production quality high and the price affordable.
We’ll keep you posted. Best wishes, Rich and Lou.
Hi is there a buyable book yet?
Hi Graeme, we are working on it. It has been a labour of love to produce and we are striving to raise the money to produce soft cover copies for sale. We are doing the best we can, but it’s quite a big job, but will be hopefully towards the end of this year (fingers crossed!) If you keep an eye on the website, and our page we will post updates there.
Thank you for getting in touch and best wishes,
Rich & Lou