Forces of Art

Perspectives from a Changing World

Book coverForces of Art
Book coverForces of Art
Book coverForces of Art
Book coverForces of Art

The uncompromising implementation of the ingenious concept for the photos on wraps – as explained in ‘a note on the design of this book’ – not only allows the design to create an attractive rhythmic block, but also generates an additional layer of shades and nuances in blue and black. Furthermore, in this case this is no mere design trick, but a real addition to the content of the book – if not an innovation – that underlines the theme and contributes to the otherwise even organisation of the book.

Without the use of any other stylistic devices, this is a clear, accessible publication with an extremely self-assured typography. And well-edited, containing not a single dull page.
Textured paper (embossed paper) was a feature of several covers this year. Once extremely popular, this disappeared for a while, but we are glad to see it now making a comeback. This attractive cover is printed on Brossulin, which is actually a pretty stiff material, but here finds a more flexible application. Only the back cover has a flap, and when unfolded this very subtly reveals a surface in colour gradient. The kind of detail that shows how much care and attention have been lavished on a book.

Edition: 2020
Date of publication: November 2020
Author: Carin Kuoni et al.
Language: English
Translator: Tupac Cruz
Final editor: Carin Kuoni, Jordi Baltà Portolés, Nora N. Khan, Moses Serubiri
Publisher: Valiz ism|collab Prins Claus Fonds voor Cultuur en Ontwikkeling; Hivos; European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, Den Haag
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: The Exercises (Lu Liang, Jungeun Lee, Kexin Hao) (Rotterdam)
Lithographer: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Amsterdam
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 149 x 240 x 25
Number of pages: 456
Print run: 2000
Price: € 27.50
ISBN: 9789492095893
Font and foundry: Balance (FontFont), Times Small (Monotype)
Binding style: Unsewn softcover with flap at the back; cold-glued
Paper for interior (grammage): 90gsm and 70gsm Amber Graphic, Antalis
Material cover (grammage): 250gsm Brossulin XT Bianco E|R05 Tela, Fedrigoni
Special features: Paper advice: De Monsterkamer, Amsterdam. Outer side cover printed in black + Pantone Warm Red, inner side in CMYK; interior contains ten wraps (70gsm Amber Graphic) printed in CMYK. Printing: LED-UV