This was the first Monograph for painter, printmaker and sculptor Humphrey Ocean RA. The Monograph which was two years in the creation spans Humphrey’s work from his early days (being taught by Ian Drury at Maidstone College of Art) all the way to Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy of Arts with only a minor deviation as bass player in Kilburn and the Highroads. It covers painting, drawing and sculpture and is a comprehensive work.
Humphrey’s work is deeply satisfying to work on as it is a challenge to reproduce well. Whilst seeming to be gentle colour it is, in fact, very precise with defined colour shifts each of an exact shade – often grey. Alongside this, the design team had requested a Swiss bound book with sections neatly divided with single leaves on Colorplan paper. To accommodate this we worked out a very specific imposition scheme to ensure the two page tip-ins are placed between sections.