Bart Moeyaert, Gerda Dendooven (ill.) – De Gans en zijn Broer

By simple means the designer has created a carefully presented, attractive book of these modern animal parables. The short philosophical musings of the gander and his brother are illustrated by Gerda Dendooven in a laconic, slightly absurd style. A small hardback, it is printed in only two colours: the running text in matt blue and the headings and folios in bright orange. The illustrations fit in beautifully with this colour scheme, while the orange is carried on into the endpapers, headbands and ribbon marker. The typography and binding have been carefully done so that the book is a pleasure to open and read. The panel were pleased with this unpretentious, well made, enjoyable reading book for children and adults.

 

Edition: 2014
Language: Dutch
Publisher / commissioner: Querido, Amsterdam/Antwerp
Designer: Gert Dooreman
Lithographer: Uccello Grafico, Amstelveen
Printer: Ten Brink Offset, Meppel (printed in two Pantone colours)
Binder: Abbringh, Groningen
Dimensions: 133 x 181 x 10
Amount of pages: 152 p.
Number of copies: 4,000
Price: € 19.99
ISBN: 978 90 451 1723 2
Font and foundry: Garamond (Adobe)
Binding style: sewn hardback, spine rounded
Material: 130gsm Lessebo Design Smooth natural 1.2 (interior and endpapers), 140gsm Freelife Vellum white (binding)