Harriët van Reek – Letterdromen met Do

Book coverHarriët van Reek – Letterdromen met Do
Book coverHarriët van Reek – Letterdromen met Do
Book coverHarriët van Reek – Letterdromen met Do
Book coverHarriët van Reek – Letterdromen met Do

Letterdromen met Do is a book about letters in which each individual letter refers not to something else, as in an alphabet (e.g. A is an Ape), but to itself. What prompted its creation was the declining place being accorded to handwriting. The plain fact is that these days both our private correspondence and our business communications are conducted less and less by hand. It started with the arrival of the computer in primary schools; texting and email are doing the rest.

Letterdromen met Do
is the product of one individual’s fascination with letters, a beautiful and poetic given that has resulted in a book created in a remarkable collaboration. With the utmost of care Barbara van Dongen Torman has transformed Harriët van Reek’s handwritten texts and brilliant illustrations into a book in which everything falls into place. Drawings, format, paper and the Gill typeface together amount to a unique world. Here reading and looking go hand in hand. And not just for children.

Edition: 2007
Language: Dutch
Publisher / commissioner: Em. Querido's Uitgeverij, Amsterdam/Antwerpen
Designer: Barbara van Dongen Torman
Lithographer: Uccello Grafico, Amstelveen
Printer: Proost, Turnhout (B)
Binder: Proost, Turnhout (B)
Dimensions: 296 x 250 x 8
Amount of pages: 32 p.
Number of copies: 2,667
Price: € 14.95
ISBN: 978 90 451 0413 3
Font and foundry: Gill Sans
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 170gsm Chromomat Ivoire (interior), 135gsm Hello Silk (binding)