CABK 2006

Book coverCABK 2006

This catalogue of work by final-year students does, fairly unfussily, what it is supposed to do: show us who’s who and who did what. Each work appears on a spread following the portrait, but for the time being stays a secret: thanks to a perfect combination of Japanese binding and stamp perforation on the fore-edge, it is up to the reader whether to enter the space where the work behind the portraits is kept. For those not fond of the Japanese style of binding: tear all the perforations open and you have a perfectly ordinary cold-glued book.


Each of the five disciplines at this college has been given a colour, so along each perforation there is a bar of colour denoting the relevant discipline. This system of colours has been used in all the texts: simple but effective.



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Edition: 2006
Language: Dutch
Publisher: CABK-ArtEZ Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Zwolle
Graphic designer: DesignArbeid
Printer: Druckhaus Kothen, Kothen (D)
Binder: AKS, Amsterdam
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 165 x 240 x 31
Number of pages: 288 p.
Print run: 750
Price: € 20
ISBN: none
Font and foundry: Ad Grotesk SB
Binding style: Japanese binding, cold-glued and perforated on the fore-edge
Material: 150gsm Planoplus (interior), 300gsm Invercote G (cover perforated and running over the fore-edge)