We are accustomed to softly muttering with a certain amount of jealousy that the Flemings are really pretty good at literary publications. We in the Netherlands can really learn from them. Its large print-run probably created extra possibilities for the beautiful production of this book. A sound decision was made for a sewn hardback binding, and the fantastic illustrations are superbly served by the good choice of tactile Fly. The typographer has really gone to town on the whole book, choosing a good, contemporary, distinctive font and considering absolutely every detail, including the digits in the EAN code.
In some publications of recent date, the role of the dust jacket seems a little unclear. Here, it does an excellent job. Here no masking a bare hard band or an uninspired repetition of moves, but a marvellous, autonomous image that not only – in line with the original function – protects the beautifully printed, even more autonomous design of the paper band from damage, but also lends the book, thanks in part to the transparent white typography, a literal extra layer in terms of content.