Knocked off their Pedestals
We’ve done several books with the Hermitage contemporary art department, including Still Standing
for an exhibition by British sculptor Antony Gormley. A close team comprising the Gormley Studio in north London, the book designer John Morgan studio, and Fontanka worked on the overall concept and design of the book from very early in the exhibition’s life-cycle. As a unique project that involved the removal of classical sculptures from pedestals they had occupied for nearly 300 years (a fairly fraught manoeuvre, as it turned out), Fontanka liaised with the sculptor and the museum’s curators throughout. We also worked closely with Hermitage photographer Yuri Molodkovets to enable the last-minute inclusion of post-installation photography. This was made possible by printing in St Petersburg with NP-Print, our long-term partners.