Laura van Severen

LAND – On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter

Book coverLAND – On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter
Book coverLAND – On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter
Book coverLAND – On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter
Book coverLAND – On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter

This year the designer of LAND is represented by several books. The rhythm in the layout of this entirely textless photobook is extraordinarily clever. Double-page spreads are split into two halves. The designer’s role has been prominent, both with the photos and with the design of the book itself. Picture sharpness is perfect. Reading all this, you’d think an elastic band would be out of place, but on the contrary it is in no way obtrusive. Double-page spreads are bisected by framing gaps or unexpectedly turn out to be two different photos: an exercise for the eye. The printer has given a great deal of care to the lithography. Beautiful mise en page, tremendous uniformity. All choices contribute to a meaningful whole.

Edition: 2016
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: The Eriskay Connection, Breda
Designer: Rob van Hoesel, Breda
Lithographer: Graphius, Ghent (BE)
Printer: Graphius, Ghent (BE)
Binder: Graphius, Ghent (BE)
Dimensions: 220 x 297 x 7
Amount of pages: 64 p.
Number of copies: 500
Price: € 27
ISBN: 978 94 92051 20 2
Font and foundry: Akzidenz Grotesk (Berthold)
Binding style: self-cover, held together with 2 mm blue elasticated cord which is kept in place by semicircular notches at either end of the back; card slip case printed in black
Material: 150gsm Munken Lynx Rough 1.4 (book block), 440gsm Muskat Brown (slip case)