Kadir van Lohuizen – Vía PanAm

Book coverKadir van Lohuizen – Vía PanAm
Book coverKadir van Lohuizen – Vía PanAm
Book coverKadir van Lohuizen – Vía PanAm
Book coverKadir van Lohuizen – Vía PanAm

Kadir van Lohuizen spent a year travelling the American continent from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. Most of this book is a portrayal of migration, which he sees as the single underlying motif of the Americas. Vía PanAm is a state-of-the-art travelogue and the panel needed little discussion of it.


The book is at once chock-full and balanced. Its bilinguality is handled through colour, purple for the English and brown for the Spanish. ‘This kind of colour differentiation can sometimes be nothing but a nuisance, but certainly not here.’


All the images are bled off, except that there are four page formats. Landscape half-pages are used for local colour photos and interiors. Narrower portrait-oriented pages have short portrait series. There are spreads for drama and beauty. And there are fold-outs for wide-angle photos. The backs of these fold-outs carry statistical information, making clever use of the same purple and brown.

The spread images are often not at the centre of a section, which means that you have to pull other pages towards you to get a good view of them. This radical solution helps you make connections between the people and their environment. What all the photos have in common is a vertical strip of white for the caption, a device that the panel thought helped bring out the qualities of the images even more.

Edition: 2013
Language: English, Spanish
Final editor: Teun van der Heijden, Kadir van Lohuizen, Bas Vroege
Publisher: Paradox, Ydoc Publishing, Edam
Graphic designer: Heijdens Karwei
Lithographer: Colour & Books, Apeldoorn
Printer: Koninklijke Van Gorcum, Assen (printed in full colour and duotone black)
Binder: Hexspoor, Boxtel
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 248 x 306 x 29
Number of pages: 424 p.
Print run: 2,000
Price: € 49.50
ISBN: 978 90 818876 1 8
Font and foundry: Elena (Process Type Foundry), Interstate (Font Bureau)
Binding style: sewn Otastar (different sections using zigzag folding, narrow sections and closed shutter folds)
Material: 120gsm Fly 06, extra white (interior), 300gsm Lessebo Design White 1.3 (cover), 400gsm Starline Creamback GC2, white (dust jacket)