Peter Dekens – (un)expected

Book coverPeter Dekens – (un)expected
Book coverPeter Dekens – (un)expected
Book coverPeter Dekens – (un)expected
Book coverPeter Dekens – (un)expected

Suicide is a recurrent theme in the entries for 2016. Opening this book one immediately feels the sense of threat emanating from it, with its black-and-white photos painting a picture of a desolate urban landscape. Contrasting with them are smaller insets, booklet-like elements in which the essential building blocks are colour photos. These colour sections contain photos of those who have been left behind, who here provide brief outlines of the events surrounding the suicides of people who were once part of their lives. The atmosphere of intimacy that speaks from these small inserted sections is tangible. Form and content are wholly congruent. At Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt (Best Book Design from all over the World) in Leipzig this book won a silver medal.

 

 

Silver medal Best Book Design from all over the World, Leipzig 2017

Edition: 2016
Language: English, translated by Joy Philips
Final editor: Christel Don
Publisher / commissioner: The Eriskay Connection, Breda
Designer: Rob van Hoesel, Breda
Lithographer: Colour & Books, Apeldoorn (Sebastiaan Hanekroot)
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort (printed on various page sizes; black a mix of two tones)
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Dimensions: 208 x 290 x 10
Amount of pages: 144 p.
Number of copies: 600
Price: € 25
ISBN: 978 94 92051 18 9
Font and foundry: Neutral (Typotheque)
Binding style: self-cover, centre sewn
Material: 80gsm Z-offset Rough 1.4, 130gsm Lessebo Design 1.3 White