Photographer Jack Davison has long been a collaborative influence for Craig Green. United by similarities in their respective practices and a need to filter through the lines, the pair’s working relationship has resulted in powerful and dramatic campaign visuals accompanying Green’s collections. Now, the duo present their first print project together.
This latest physical work stems from a photo series of Green’s SS21 collection shot by Davison, shot by Davison, which cast the collection in a poetic monochrome palette, capturing models wearing the intricate kite-like pieces, their silhouettes framed against the sky. Re-imagining this imagery within a tangible publication, the printed matter acts as an extension of Green’s design dialogue: drawing on informative materials and DIY print heritage to explore form and medium.
The imagery is contained within a set of four riso printed and saddle-stitched books, each is then positioned between a set of two hole punched panels of protective board – a signature for Green’s show invites and text materials – and then wrapped in a printed Tyvek sheet and secured by two rubber bands. Like Green’s runway offerings, there’s a tactile, textural conversation at play that moves between the lines.
And here’s the clincher: not available for sale, 30 sets of the books and a limited run of printed Tyvek sheet posters will be available for free on a first come first served basis – speed is essential. Just head to the Craig Green space at Dover Street Market London on Thursday 13th May from store opening at 12pm.
Creative Direction: Craig Green @craig__green
Photography: Jack Davison @jackdavisonphoto
Art Direction: Ben Kelway @benkelwaystudio
Printing: Daniel Mason @danmason1932
Still life imagery: Marius W Hansen @mariuswhansen