London, United Kingdom, December 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The book includes a wealth of images and photographs of the Australian soap opera and pop star, as well as fashion sketches and designs. It has been produced in several languages and has two different covers tailored for UK and US markets.
The book includes previously unseen archive photographs, illustrations, record sleeves, magazine covers and even photographs from Kylie’s personal collection. Rhapsody received all this material at their studio in East London, where they were reproduced using professional colour management and reprographic techniques.
Neil Palfreyman, Production Director at Thames & Hudson said that a short deadline made the project very challenging: “The book was originally commissioned in the spring so we had a very short space of time to plan and produce it.”
He went on to explain the complicated nature of the project was due to “the sheer volume of transparencies and pre-printed materials to be used and the fact that spreads were constantly changing right up to the very end, Fortunately Rhapsody were able to put a skilled team on the project and they understood exactly what we were looking for.”
A Thames & Hudson production controller sat in the Rhapsody studio for seven days while a total of 346 images were scanned, retouched and colour matched by the Rhapsody team, using their own proprietary Emagine digital asset management system to manage the workflow and upload profiled PDFs to the printers in China. Once complete the hard copy proofs were delivered to Kylie’s team to sign-off.
Neil Palfreyman said “By having such close contact with Rhapsody we were able to get over the spirit of the project and build great trust. Ultimately these illustrated books are all about the quality of the reproduction, and we had absolute faith in Rhapsody’s understanding of what we needed and their commitment to producing their absolute best.”