Annemarie van Haeringen

De dag waarop de draak verdween

Pick up a blue ballpoint pen and doodle all over your exercise book. Who hasn’t done this as a child, preferably during lessons at school, in the classroom? Annemarie van Haeringen has created a whole book like this – about Mister Lóng and his love of dragons. The ballpoint pen theme was the starting point for designer Tessa van der Waals, who proves herself a master of this limiting form. The cover, endpapers, interior: everything is executed using a blue ballpoint pen. The typography of the interior corresponds nicely: letters the colour and thickness of ballpoint pen, but regular and sans serif, so text and images retain their own domains. On the cover, an idiosyncratic, ‘edgy’ choice of lettering in metallic green foil provides contrast, preventing the whole from becoming too proper and too blue. All in all a consistent book, brimming with character and unique atmosphere. A story about dragons that is also an invitation to scribble all over your exercise book. Go for it!

Edition: 2019
Release date: September 2019
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Ria Turkenburg
Picture editor: Ria Turkenburg
Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen
Artist: Annemarie van Haeringen
Publisher / commissioner: Uitgeverij Leopold, Uitgeverij Leopold
Available through: Webshop, bookshop
Designer: Tessa van der Waals (Amsterdam)
Lithographer: Crossmedia, Amsterdam
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
DTP / typesetting: Tessa van der Waals, Amsterdam
Producer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Dimensions: 230 x 280 x 4
Amount of pages: 32
Number of copies: 2,500
Price: € 15.99
ISBN: 978 90 258 7725 5
Font and foundry: Telerysm mono 2 (Jack Usine Smeltery), Nobel (Dutch Type Library)
Binding style: Sewn hardback with flat spine over 2.5 mm greyboard, the first and last pages are the endpapers.
Paper interior: 170gsm Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 Avorio, Fredrigoni Nederland
Paper end papers: 170gsm Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 Avorio, Fredrigoni Nederland
Cover material: 135gsm Magno Gloss, Sappi Europe
Other technical features: The interior and the binding are printed in black, Pantone 072 and Pantone Purple. Pantone Yellow is added to the binding and the spine. The green foil stamping (Kurz Luxor 390) by Wilco Art Books.