Point, Line, Plane

Book coverPoint, Line, Plane
Book coverPoint, Line, Plane
Book coverPoint, Line, Plane
Book coverPoint, Line, Plane

Overprint steals the show in this previously unpublished survey from the 1980s. The jury were unable to entirely fathom the nature of this survey, but in visual terms this book is a real treat. This is Risograph printing at a very high level, and effectively used to boot. Each page consists of a grid within which colour splashes dance in one, two or three (out of a total of twenty-three) colours, partly overlapping one another. Moving through the book, the compositions become ever more complex and the overprint ever more exciting. The approach is programmatic, the result hypnotic. The square format nicely corresponds to the grid shape on the pages. This book not only makes a sophisticated impression on the eye, it is also extremely attractive as a tactile experience thanks to the uncoated thickening paper and the flexible cover with screen printing and blind embossing. Feeling this embossing, a tight pattern of dots, in combination with the screen-printed splashes of colour, gives a visual-tactile sensation that resonates well with the experience of the book as a whole. In a limited, signed print-run of one hundred copies, including a separate print, this is a beautiful special edition for a discerning readership.

Edition: 2022
Date of publication: May 2022
Author: Jo Frenken
Language: English
Artist: Jo Frenken
Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie & Jo Frenken, Maastricht
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Jo Frenken (Maastricht)
Lithographer: Jo Frenken, Maastricht
Printer: Jan van Eyck Academie (Jo Frenken), Maastricht
Binder: Jan van Eyck Academie (Jo Frenken), Maastricht
DTP: Jo Frenken, Maastricht
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 275 x 275 x 23
Number of pages: 250
Print run: 100
Price: € 150
Font and foundry: Gill Sans (Monotype)
Binding style: Unsewn binding, cold-glued
Paper for interior (grammage): 100gsm EOS 2.0, 60gsm IBO One, 80gsm Colorado (a left-over batch from their own warehouse), Igepa
Material cover (grammage): 300gsm Munken Pure Rough, Antalis
Special features: Cover screen-printed in manually mixed inks (fluorescent pink and green), cover has raised blind embossing front and back, interior is printed in 23 colours using a Riso stencil machine, with a single-sided Riso-printed inlay on 100gsm EOS 2.0 (Jan van Eyck Printing & Publishing Lab, printed by Jo Frenken)