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Like something you might find among a pile of books in your rather strange uncle’s study. That’s how archaic and mysterious this little book looks, with its curlicued typography and linen cover that feels like a cross between jute and old wallpaper. Between the covers, a visual story unfolds that reads like a rediscovery of nature; a two-dimensional cabinet of curiosities crammed with wondrous combinations of photography and botanical and geological illustrations. There’s a lot going on here: a little too much for some members of the jury, but according to others this perfectly suits the eclectic nature of this project. A nice touch is the fact that the text has been added in a smaller section in the middle; this means it doesn’t disturb the visual flow, while at the same time providing a glimpse of the images while reading. The lithography and printing are of a high quality, allowing the materiality of the images, their medium and tactility to come across well. The attractive alternating of images in sepia, black-and-white and colour also contributes to this. The binding – centre stitched – emphasises the simple implementation, reminiscent of a trinket. An exceptional, atmospheric book that lingers in the memory.

Edition: 2022
Date of publication: September 2022
Author: Oriane Thomasson
Language: English/French
Final editor: Rob van Hoesel, Oriane Thomasson
Image editor: Rob van Hoesel
Photographer: Oriane Thomasson
Artist: Oriane Thomasson
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection, Breda
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Rob van Hoesel (breda)
Lithographer: Coulour & Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Apeldoorn
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Boekbinderij Patist, Zaltbommel
Book producer: Fine Books (Jos Morree), Weesp
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 195 × 290 x 5 mm
Number of pages: 80
Print run: 350 (FR)/400 (EN)
Price: € 30
ISBN: 9789492051851 (FR)/9789492051844 (EN)
Font and foundry: Beton EF (Elsner+Flake), Bradford (Lineto), Dutch Mediaeval (Canada Type), Futura (Neufville), Grotesque (Monotype), New Baskerville (ITC)
Binding style: Centre stitching
Paper for interior (grammage): 70gsm Holmen TRND 2.0, 90gsm EOS 2.0, 90gsm UPM Sol mat, 115gsm Magno Volume 1.1, 80gsm Emotion Natural White 1.8, Igepa
Material cover (grammage): 130gsm Napura® Canvas 8044 Teak, Winter & Company
Special features: Black foil on cover (KURZ Colorit 912) (KuiperDonse, Utrecht), cahier is sewn with black thread and not trimmed evenly on the cut (concave block), interior consists of four different page formats and is partly printed in CMYK and black