This is a compendium or bundle of past pamphlets published by the designers. The word ‘bundle’ should be taken literally: the book has been created by putting the original separate publications together, the design of the individual issues being used as the guiding principle for the new collective work. The result is a celebration of the field of graphic design in all it is a fairly sober production, with individual sections in grey wrappers that not only serve as markers between the sections but also guarantee a sober spine. The fashion for this kind of open-spine binding, vastly popular in recent years, now appears to have ended; here, however, it is very much an appropriate choice as it demonstrates the designers’ intelligence and sharpness. Not everyone appreciated the interview format, but the fact that the makers have succeeded in bringing these highly disparate subjects together to create a coherent book was greatly admired.
Publisher / commissioner: Uitgeverij Boek, Amsterdam
Designer: Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries, Amsterdam
Lithographer: Colour & Books, Apeldoorn (Sebastiaan Hanekroot)
Printer: Mart.Spruijt / GrafiPlaza, Amsterdam, print management by Fine Books, Weesp (Jos Morree)
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder, Cahier & Stanswerk, Woerden
Dimensions: 220 x 330 x 18
Amount of pages: 200 p.
Number of copies: 350
Price: € 32
ISBN: 978 90 821377 4 3
Binding style: sewn with front and back cover of four pages sewn in, glued-off spine; a sheet is folded around every section
Material: 120gsm Pop'Set Storm, 140gsm Revive Pure Natural Offset, 170gsm Core Gloss, 140gsm Cocoon Offset, 170gsm Hello Fat Matt, 150gsm Munken Lynx Rough 1.4, 150gsm Munken Lynx, 150gsm Arctic Volume Highwhite, 170gsm Magno Gloss, 60gsm IBO One (interior), 300gsm Starline Creamback (cover)