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Appleton Coated's U2:XG Selected for Limited-Edition Portfolio

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Combined Locks, Wis. – Ken Regan's photography of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue is showcased in a limited edition, exhibition portfolio on Appleton Coated's Utopia U2:XG Gloss Cover. Designed by Geoff Gans and produced by Rare Cool Stuff, "Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan" will be unveiled in celebration of Bob Dylan's 70th birthday on May 20 at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo New York. It also celebrates a new venture: Morrison Hotel Publishing.

The Morrison Hotel Gallery partnered with Gans, a five-time Grammy Award-nominated designer, for a series of portfolio books in conjunction with upcoming photography shows. Each book will be printed on Appleton Coated papers in limited quantity and hand-signed by the featured photographer. These collectible portfolio books will be available exclusively to buyers and subscribers through the Morrison Hotel Gallery. Only 300 copies of "Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan" have been produced and include exclusive, never-before-seen photos.

The Morrison Hotel Gallery was founded in 2001 by Peter Blachley, a former record company executive; Rich Horowitz, a producer and former independent record storeowner; and Henry Diltz, a legendary music photographer. The gallery has since grown to become a major brand in fine art music photography. Regarding the new Morrison Hotel Publishing venture, Blachley says, "The impact we can now make with our direct mailing to fine art print buyers, and the association with a very creative art director - Geoff Gans and his organization - makes this a perfect time to launch."

"Appleton Coated is proud to partner with Morrison Hotel in this first in a series of limited edition publications showcasing outstanding musicians and artists," says Ferkó X. Goldinger, advertising and promotion manager.

Gans has designed nearly all of Dylan's album and book packaging, archival reissues and tour graphics since 1995. He also has created high-end boxed sets, album and book package designs for Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Sony Music and Concord Music Group, among others. In 2009, he teamed with Gary Gonzales to co-found Rare Cool Stuff Unltd., which specializes in consulting, creating and producing top-quality books and packages of rare, cool art, music, photography, video and more.

"Working with Rare Cool Stuff, Geoff has designed an exceptional piece to honor both Ken's work and the music legends he photographed," Goldinger adds. "U2:XG's blue-white shade provides the highest quality reproduction to capture the enduring power of these images and icons. Its high brightness gives the broadest color gamut for the reproduction of fine art."

Ensuring the book remains in top condition for years to come, U2:XG is pH neutral, acid-free, and elemental chlorine-free. In addition, Appleton Coated's environmentally-friendly U2:XG coated printing papers contain 30% post-consumer recovered fiber and are manufactured with Green Power, electricity provided from renewable energy sources (a mix of wind, biogas, and solar). U2:XG also is Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC) certified. These qualities support the environmental goals of Rare Cool Stuff.

"Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan" was printed by NPA graphics, Los Angeles, and bound by Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix.

For more information about the publication's images and partners, please visit MorrisonHotelGallery.com and RareCoolStuff.com.

For more information on Appleton Coated's U2:XG, please visit UtopiaPaper.com.

 

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