A brick of a book. It’s an expression that’s not always complimentary, but here it has highly apt and positive connotations. In the case of Brick. An Exacting Material – an instant award-winner in Leipzig – we have an opportunity to dip into new insights and inspiration concerning the brick as seen by the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
The concept turns out to be very inventively elaborated, from the cover with its three-dimensional drawing in white and black offset and white foil printing to the last page – and with printing that is of almost magically high quality. Just look at the spine, with the brick motif of the front cover running through both handsomely and lightly. The whole thing lies exceedingly well in the hand, and with its varying page layout even the non-specialist or the man with two left hands will be seduced by the qualities of brick.
The international jury for the Best Book Design from all over the World awards at the Leipzig fair likewise fell for this book en bloc, awarding it a silver medal.
Silver medal Best Book Design from all over the World, Leipzig 2016