Bart Moeyaert

Het hele leven

De Schepping / Het Paradijs / De Hemel

Book coverHet hele leven
Book coverHet hele leven
Book coverHet hele leven
Book coverHet hele leven

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.

Edition: 2020
Release date: August 2020
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Dik Zweekhorst (Querido)
Illustrator: Peter Van den Ende
Publisher / commissioner: Querido, Amsterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Designer: Herman Houbrechts (Antwerpen (BE))
Lithographer: Black headbands; dust jacket and band are printed on one side in CMYK + matt coating; interior printed in black on both sides. Printing: con ventional offset, Amsterdam
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Amersfoort
Dimensions: 125 x 200 x 7
Amount of pages: 96
Number of copies: 3250; 1000
Price: € 18.99
ISBN: 9789021422190
Font and foundry: Nocturne Serif (Borutta Group), William Text (Typotheque)
Binding style: Sewn hardcover with rounded spine over 1.9 mm greyboard; dust jacket printed on one side; cold-glued
Paper interior: 130gsm Fly® 05, Cordier Spezialpapier
Paper end papers: 130gsm Fly® 05, Cordier Spezialpapier
Cover material: 130gsm Schleipen fly kleur 05, Cordier Spezialpapier
Dust jacket material: 150gsm Fly® 05, Cordier Spezialpapier