The panel thought the form of this book an excellent choice. The warm yellow has been used to beautiful effect, giving the whole a certain charge – for this warm, cheerful colour has nothing to do with the subject: life in the area surrounding Chernobyl thirty years after the nuclear disaster. Here the use of colour tempers the grey sadness of the subject. The nature photography is superb. A book divided into three sections, without bells or whistles and in which the right choices have been made: from the paper to the illustrations and from the cover photo to the desolate title on the spine.
Esther Hessing, Sophieke Thurmer – Bound to the Ground
Language: English, Dutch, translated by Caroline McNeal
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection, Breda
Designer: Rob van Hoesel and Carel Fransen, Breda
Lithographer: Colour & Books, Apeldoorn (Sebastiaan Hanekroot)
Printer: MullerVisual Communication / GrafiPlaza, Amsterdam, print management by Fine Books, Weesp (Jos Morree)
Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel
Dimensions: 237 x 314 x 14
Amount of pages: 136 p.
Number of copies: 600
Price: € 30
ISBN: 978 94 92051 23 3
Font and foundry: Larish Neue (RP Digital Type Foundry), Grotesque (Monotype)
Binding style: sewn Otastar, interior with narrower insets
Material: 135gsm Soporset Premium, 210gsm Sirio Color Limone, 100gsm Munken Pure (interior), 350gsm KorsnÃ¤s Artisan (cover)