Grace Coddington is often described as the most influential fashion editor of the past 30 years. Gracespace is a limited edition suite of 10 archival prints that represents a curated selection of her artwork commissioned by Artspace, a subsidiary of international publisher Phaidon Press. Artspace the leading online retailer of contemporary art, and the Gracespace collection is sold exclusively through their online platform.
The Base and Lid style is a contemporary alternative to a traditional Folio or Clamshell style package often seen in limited edition art print collections. The classic Lid lifts off to reveal a Base with a flange reminiscent of a candy box. A raised platform provides a stage for the prints, and a simple grosgrain ribbon lift provides easy access to the works and removes any risk of dog-earing or damaging the prints.
The platform and inside of the lid are lined with an all-over print showcasing playful cat and mouse doodles drawn by Grace and inspired by her love for her two cats. A whimsical self portrait of Grace and her cats, also taken from Catwalk, appears on the cover. The execution is elegant simplicity and the design is fun.
Given the short run nature of this limited edition, the project was perfectly suited to a digital press. All of the decorative printing was achieved with an HP Indigo digital press on Classic Crest paper from Neenah. The end result is a perfectly crisp, multicolor print with a smooth matte appearance. Remove the ribbon and the box is 100% recyclable- but who would ever want to part with this fun keepsake?