Frederike Huygen – Jurriaan Schrofer

Book coverFrederike Huygen – Jurriaan Schrofer
Book coverFrederike Huygen – Jurriaan Schrofer
Book coverFrederike Huygen – Jurriaan Schrofer
Book coverFrederike Huygen – Jurriaan Schrofer

Here an academic thesis has been upgraded to a full-to-bursting designer monograph, the candidate’s ceremonial assistants being a researching designer and a designing designer. An unbroken stream of images takes us back to the second half of the last century, when the computer was already casting its long shadow ahead of it but with patient persistence the protagonist still had to cobble this new language of imagery together.

 

Even the panel member who had already more than once made his views felt on the subject of image overkill was instantly won over to Jurriaan Schrofer. On every spread you can sense the considered dedication with which the images have been arranged. This is underlain by a decision that injects an undertone of calm into the book: the whole of the main text is printed on pages devoted entirely to it, without being chopped up.

And as the cherry on the cake, the Schrofer text reversed out on green (red in the English edition), with which the inside of the cover is decorated, runs on in the spine when you hold it open. ‘A wonderful lucky dip.’

Edition: 2013
Language: English / Dutch
Publisher / commissioner: Valiz, Amsterdam
Designer: Jaap van Triest in collaboration with Karel Martens (interior), Karel Martens (cover)
Lithographer: die Keure, Bruges (B)
Printer: die Keure, Bruges (B)
Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel
Dimensions: 172 x 232 x 29
Amount of pages: 430 p.
Number of copies: 3,000 (both editions altogether)
Price: € 39.90
ISBN: 978 90 78088 70 7 (E) / 978 90 78088 69 1 (D)
Font and foundry: F-Grotesk (Radim Peško), some fonts by Jurriaan Schrofer, digitized by Radim Peško
Binding style: sewn Otabind (cold-glued)
Material: 115gsm Profibulk 1.1 (interior), 240gsm Munken Lynx (cover)