Yolanda Entius

De Raddraaier

40 jaar drukwerk in het hart van de stad

De Raddraaier, founded in the heart of Amsterdam in the ‘critical ’70s’, takes us into the heart of Amsterdam’s activist printing scene. This was the printer of works such as Agenda voor Tuig zoals wij (1980) and Asterix en de kernsentrale. Much has changed in 40 years, and these changes are documented in this book written by Yolanda Entius on the activist printer on Tweede Oosterparkstraat. Design and picture editing are by Remco van Bladel and Sandra Kassenaar, resulting in a very well-organised book. The interior is printed in two different blacks, CMYK is used for the last picture section and opaque white creates a subtle effect throughout with an extra layer featuring vintage illustrations, logos and technical drawings of printing presses. The typography is rugged and has deliberately been kept rather coarse, with merciless justification and narrow white margins all round – after all, this is an activist printer. Nevertheless, Van Bladel and Kassenaar’s steady hand is clear throughout. At the back there is a small full-colour section printed on high-gloss paper featuring Raddraaier prints, photographed in situ – or Photoshopped – on the cupboards, racks and walls of the print shop. The cover, screen-printed in white over the top of white offset on black Sirio Ultra Black cardboard, exudes the same atmosphere: rugged, but not macho. A worthy monument.

Edition: 2019
Release date: May 2019
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Eric Brassem, Janny Oei, Machtelt van Thiel, Tom Kooiman
Picture editor: Remco van Bladel, Sandra Kassenaar
Illustrator: Johannes van de Weert
Photographer: Johannes Schwartz
Publisher / commissioner: drukkerij RaddraaierSSP, Amsterdam
Designer: Studio Remco van Bladel (Amsterdam), Sandra Kassenaar (Amsterdam)
Lithographer: drukkerij RaddraaierSSP, Amsterdam
Printer: drukkerij RaddraaierSSP, Amsterdam
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Dimensions: 150x210x11
Amount of pages: 160
Number of copies: 750
Font and foundry: Volta (Linotype)
Binding style: Sewn Patabind, cover with flaps
Paper interior: 90gsm Munken Print White, UPM SOL Gloss 90gsm Munken Print White 15, Antalis, Igepa
Cover material: 280gsm Sirio Ultra Black, Fedrigoni
Other technical features: The cover is printed with two times opaque white. The interior is printed in Pantone Black 4, Pantone Black 6 and opaque white. The last section is printed in CMYK.