Don Hurzeler, one of the owners of the Lava Light Gallery, Hawaii was referred to ICLA for designing and producing a photography case bound book to highlight the work of the three well-known Hawaiian photographers C. J Kale, Nick Selway and Don Hurzeler. The purpose of the book was to feature each photographer’s Hawaiian photography and to provide an affordable takeaway that visitors to their gallery could purchase for less than the original photography on display there.
Embracing ICLA’s proposal to produce a high-end limited edition book, as well as the initial photography book, ICLA proceeded to design and produce two solutions… both a regular and a deluxe edition case bound book.
The regular Hawaiian Collection is a 216-page plus cover smyth sewn case bound book with a photographic metal plate that is inset into the outside front cover. The metal plate cover image, the face of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, was taken by Nick Selway at dawn one morning in 2008. The book is printed on 157 gsm matte art paper in four color process plus dry trap spot gloss varnish throughout to capture the fantastical images of nature throughout the islands of Hawaii.
The limited edition Hawaiian Collection is an upscale presentation of the same text pages with a bonded leather cover and inset metal photograph presented in a black cloth clam-shell that is decorated and stamped in four foil colors to depict molten lava crevasses. Use of holographic foil brings this design to life, as the movement of the case causes light to reflect off the hologram foil and bring the molten lava foil to life.
“The ICLA creative team exceeded our expectations in every area. Their design of our book blew us away. They came up with ideas that we had never considered…never knew were even possible. They responded quickly and professionally to our every request or question. They helped us find ways to save money and to get the project done in time for our best selling season. We love these guys.”
Lava Light Galleries