Makeready Readymade Exhibition

This exhibition, by Chase & Galley director Stuart Geddes, displays a collection of makeready sheets and creates new works from the makeready sheets of photographs of this makeready collection.

These works borrow the use of the slash from Steve Rushton's article 'Sinister/Bastard: Interchangeable Paragraphs on a Typographical Sign' in Dot Dot Dot 4. A part of the article discusses the history of the slash (/) in terms of heraldic symbolism. Basically that the shield with a diagonal slash denotes the bearer as a bastard child. It is similar with these these printed objects. That they are the bastard children of other jobs.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book that documents the makeready collection displayed in the exhibition as well as several short writings and thoughts about printing, design, language and art. The book is produced using offset lithography, stencil duplicator (Risograph) and letterpress printing, and while it was made as a numbered edition of 250, each book is unique, the paper having been sourced from the Risograph makeready sheets of A Small Press. The making of the book can be seen here.

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Information

Chase & Galley is a small design studio based in Melbourne with a critical interest in print publication design. The studio is peopled by Stuart Geddes and Tristan Main.

Chase & Galley started life as a collaboration between Stuart Geddes and Jeremy Wortsman, emerging from their first project together - Is Not Magazine. Due to his expanding commitments to the Jacky Winter Group, which he founded, Jeremy left the studio.

Stuart continues a teaching relationship with RMIT and Monash Universities, is on the board of West Space, one of Melbourne's most prestigious and innovative ARIs, was for two years the art director of Monument magazine, was for two years a councillor for AGDA Victoria, and in 2008 was an international judge on the London D&AD awards in the Newspaper and Magazine design jury.

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Designed by Chase & Galley.

Typeset in Plan Grotesque, designed by Nikola Djurek and published by Typotheque and Georgia, designed by Matthew Carter.

Published on Stacey by Anthony Kolber.

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