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HKS Colourmatch 27

Contributed by Clemens Hartmann on Jul 25th, 2017. Artwork published in
September 2016
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    Colourmatch is a periodical published by HKS, the offset printing colour system, to publicise a small selection of the 3000 or so HKS colours. Each issue presents a different topic in a specific typographic style. Most of the fonts are produced by smaller type foundries and are shown to their full advantage when printed in spot colours. Since launching Colourmatch, HKS no longer uses any product advertising printed in conventional process colours. Its Colourmatch periodical is a collectable, inspiring medium. Every issue is painstakingly printed in five spot colours and can be subscribed to free of charge.

    The focus lies on the ground-breaking movie Blow Up and its 50th anniversary. Even though mind-expanding photographic background knowledge is conveyed by this Colourmatch edition, the story stays mysterious. The swinging sixties’ linchpins are presented on cellulose acetate film – Vanessa Redgrave talks to David Hemmings, Twiggy is shot in a mini skirt by David Bailey, and it is all directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.

    Fonts in use: Weissenhof Grotesk, by Stefanie Schwarz & Dirk Wachowiak

    Colors in use:
    HKS 4 K-100–00
    HKS 13 K-90–00
    HKS 49 K-70–00
    HKS 65 K-70–10
    HKS 81 K-70–30

    Edition: 24,000

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