Bart Moeyaert – Jij en Ik en Alle Andere Kinderen

Book coverBart Moeyaert – Jij en Ik en Alle Andere Kinderen
Book coverBart Moeyaert – Jij en Ik en Alle Andere Kinderen
Book coverBart Moeyaert – Jij en Ik en Alle Andere Kinderen
Book coverBart Moeyaert – Jij en Ik en Alle Andere Kinderen

All the stories and poems that the Flemish writer Bart Moeyaert ever wrote for children have here been collected in a substantial yet convenient book. Text and illustrations are well printed in good strong black and red, the drawings being the work of six illustrators and for the most part specially created for this edition. They have been nicely placed in the book.

 

Each section has its own title page in red, grey and white on a black-printed background. These choices endow the book with a perfect balance of coherence and variety. ‘Fresh and playful without being childish.’ 

The panel were less complimentary when it came to the front cover. ‘Waffled to pieces in the design process’ was how one member of the panel summarized it. On the other hand… one glance at the spine instantly restored the cheerful mood. Surely no one could ever, ever get rid of a book with a wonderful spine like this one? On the subject of the laminate it proved impossible to reach agreement. Some found it nasty, but others – while still not wishing to be seen as admirers of glossy laminate – found themselves well able to appreciate this laminate on this book.

Edition: 2013
Language: Dutch
Publisher / commissioner: Querido, Amsterdam
Designer: Herman Houbrechts
Lithographer: Studio Cursief (Irma Hornman, page make-up), Uccello Grafico, Amstelveen
Printer: Wilco, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco, Amersfoort
Dimensions: 145 x 222 x 42
Amount of pages: 488 p.
Number of copies: 4,000
Price: € 19.95
ISBN: 978 90 4511 605 1
Font and foundry: John Baskerville (Storm Type Foundry), Verlag (Hoefler & Frere-Jones)
Binding style: unsewn hardback
Material: 80gsm Munken Premium Cream 1.95 (interior and endpapers), 130gsm tom&otto Gloss (binding)