Honderduit Haag. Haag Atletiek 1913-2013

Book coverHonderduit Haag. Haag Atletiek 1913-2013
Book coverHonderduit Haag. Haag Atletiek 1913-2013
Book coverHonderduit Haag. Haag Atletiek 1913-2013
Book coverHonderduit Haag. Haag Atletiek 1913-2013

Over the years, six athletics clubs in The Hague have merged to create what is now Haag Atletiek. So it was that in 2013 the present club could celebrate its first century. That called for a jubilee book – and that means taking care.The lucky dip of archive material, the editors’ unbridled enthusiasm, a design agency with little experience of making books – these can be so many ingredients for a heap of busyness wrapped up in poor magazine design.

 

Not here, however. Even if the green-and-yellow club spirit does burst out at us from the pages – and why not indeed? – Honderduit Haag has still turned out to be a tightly structured book, and very accessible too. Each chapter opens with a picture page on the left with an illustration in duplex. There is a photo chapter in which spot UV varnish makes the photos jump out at you. The statistical department is stored in the last chapter, the women’s times in red and the men’s in blue spot colour. ‘They’ve had a typographer in to do this.’ There are even spreads with nothing but text. The logos and badges of the merger partners adorn the spine.

The paper is very slightly on the stiff side. One panel member excused this by saying that the shrinking range of papers available sometimes gets in the way of finding perfection.

Edition: 2013
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Ellen Oostvogel
Publisher / commissioner: Haag Atletiek, The Hague
Designer: Studio Koelewijn Brüggenwirth
Printer: Ando, The Hague (screen 80 on all paper types; photo sections with spot gloss UV varnish)
Binder: Jansenbinders, Leiden
Dimensions: 169 x 246 x 27
Amount of pages: 224 p.
Number of copies: 900
Price: € 25
ISBN: 978 90 902725 5 9
Font and foundry: TheMix (LucasFonts), Adobe Avenir
Binding style: sewn hardback, cover stamped with gold foil
Material: 130gsm Symbol Freelife Ivory, 115gsm Arcoprint Edizioni 1.7 Avorio, 130gsm Lessebo Smooth White, 120gsm Pop'Set 30% Sunshine Yellow (interior), 160gsm Fizz, grey (endpapers), Finesse linen 66001, 2.25 mm grey board (binding)