Marjanne van Helvert (ed.) – The Responsible Object

Book coverMarjanne van Helvert (ed.) – The Responsible Object
Book coverMarjanne van Helvert (ed.) – The Responsible Object
Book coverMarjanne van Helvert (ed.) – The Responsible Object
Book coverMarjanne van Helvert (ed.) – The Responsible Object

A good textbook with the intriguing subtitle A History of Design Ideology for the Future. The content consists of a series of essays punctuated every six leaves by what could loosely be described as orange pamphlets. These bear large texts turned through ninety degrees. The typeface for the main text is a particularly agreeable and clear sans serif. This is a book founded in solid research and an excellent answer to the visual clangour so often found in works in this genre.

Edition: 2016
Language: English, translated by Leo Reijnen
Final editor: Elke Stevens (index), Els Brinkman (proofreading)
Publisher / commissioner: Valiz, Amsterdam, Ueberschwarz, Melbourne (AU)
Designer: Ruben Pater, Amsterdam
Lithographer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort (Mariska Bijl)
Printer: Ten Brink, Meppel (printed in two Pantone colours)
Binder: Ten Brink, Meppel
Dimensions: 165 x 240 x 18
Amount of pages: 288 p.
Number of copies: 2,100
Price: € 19.90
ISBN: 978 94 92095 19 0
Font and foundry: Founder Grotesk (Klim Type Foundry), quotes designed by Ruben Pater
Binding style: unsewn soft cover (cold-glued)
Material: 80gsm Munken Print White 1.5 (interior), 240gsm Munken Pure (cover)