Barbaar op Ibiza

De Ibiza-jaren van Jan Cremer 1961-1963

Book coverBarbaar op Ibiza
Book coverBarbaar op Ibiza
Book coverBarbaar op Ibiza
Book coverBarbaar op Ibiza
Book coverBarbaar op Ibiza
Book coverBarbaar op Ibiza

The use of different types of paper in a paperback is exceptional enough in a literary publication, never mind these being richly illustrated and housed within a bespoke slip case. What a pleasure that it was possible to pull out all the stops to celebrate the eightieth birthday of artist Jan Cremer with this anniversary edition. Now the table of contents and blurb are placed on the spine and the back of this rugged cardboard – very Cremerian – slip case, meaning it was possible to place the photo on the back cover autonomously, i.e. without textual accompaniment. The book opens well thanks to the stitched, cold-glued Otastar® binding. The modern, extremely legible serif Bradford corresponds to the classic styling of well-published biographies, while at the same time being idiosyncratic enough not to make this look like a run-of-the-mill edition. The typesetting is equally distinctive enough that this too strikes the right note for Cremer.

However, even if this book had been printed on a single type of novel paper and had not been so attractively encased, it would still have been a very well-published non-fiction book. The crux of the matter is: if one capable captain can weigh up every facet – from cover to contents – in a single edition, the result is often more than the sum of the parts.

Edition: 2020
Date of publication: June 2020
Author: Jan Cremer
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Suzanne Holtzer. Medeauteur: Tom Kellerhuis
Image editor: Michaël Snitker
Artist: Jan Cremer
Publisher: De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Michaël Snitker (Amsterdam)
Lithographer: Joh. Enschedé (JEA), Amsterdam
Printer: Joh. Enschedé (JEA), Amsterdam
Binder: Brepols, Turnhout (BE)
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 165 x 240 x 26
Number of pages: 432
Print run: 1580
Price: € 80
ISBN: 9789403182605
Font and foundry: Bradford (Lineto), Action Condensed (Commercial Type)
Binding style: Otastar® with flaps, cold-glued
Paper for interior (grammage): 90gsm Munken Pure,100gsm Muskat Grey, 130gsm Arctic Volume White, 90gsm Fly® 05, Antalis, Igepa, Antalis, Cordier Spezialpapier
Material cover (grammage): 300gsm Gmund Colors Matt 54, Gmund
Special features: Slip case: 1,5 mm Microgolf glued on both sides with 125gsm Craftline (Koninklijke Moorman Karton) Binding with dark red threads; black screen printing on slip case; enclosed facsimile of Ibiza poster (1962) folded and printed on 60gsm Melo; cover and interior printed in CMYK, several sections printed in CMYK + Pantone 7406. Printing: conventional offset