We worked on this small brochure (32.6Mb .pdf download) in Japanese & English for Barbara’s second trip to the land of the rising sun. 1983–1983 Art of Adornment: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and travelled to venues in Tokyo and Fukuoka in Japan, Seoul in Korea and to Indonesia. Here are small pics of the double page spreads, numbered from back to front. It is interesting to note that many of the features we experimented with here in Photoshop-3 are now serious stand alone filters. Now its a one-click feature, in those good old days we had to do; 1) work out roughly the effect we wanted 2) create the path(s) 3) work out the layers 4) define the actions 5) set the effect to render and 6) wait 5 minutes to see what had happened? Mostly it was start all over again altering one or many of the actions . . . the work still stands up today, seventeen years later!

But what is most interesting is to read Barbara’s early (separator effect), we had to create her own memorable language that introduced her unique selling proposition – “to partner with her clients, to exceed their expectations and to be prepared to use their material and ideas”. Finally Barbara had to “manage to negotiate the license to interpret on their behalf”. I can only say this has gone from strength to strength . . .