The panel were unanimously enthusiastic about this book – ‘a genuine Gremmen design’. The pages of brown card are a demonstration of the designer’s command of typography – though it behoves us to observe that due to the use of recycled paper the cover does have a tendency to warp. The many fold-outs (all functional) are easy to open. The book has tremendous tactility. The photos, printed on the right paper, capture the atmosphere beautifully, and the details have been beautifully incorporated into the design.
Chrystel Lebas – Field Studies
Language: English, translated by Ralph de Rijke
Publisher: Fw:Books, Amsterdam
Designer: Hans Gremmen, Amsterdam
Lithographer: Marc Gijzen imaging and digital lithography, Voorburg
Printer: Mart.Spruijt / GrafiPlaza, Amsterdam, print management by Fine Books, Weesp (Jos Morree)
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder (with 30 fold-outs)
Dimensions: 240 x 310 x 22
Amount of pages: 186 p.
Number of copies: 1,000
Price: € 50
ISBN: 978 94 90119 46 1
Font and foundry: Plantin (Monotype), Univers (Linotype)
Binding style: sewn soft cover using black threads, with front and back cover of four pages sewn in, spine covered with linen
Material: 150gsm Lessebo Design Smooth White (interior), 280gsm Kraftliner, Brillianta Calandré 34184 (cover with a blind stamp and inlaid photograph on the front and foil stamping on the spine)