Practising Structures: India

Book coverPractising Structures: India
Book coverPractising Structures: India
Book coverPractising Structures: India
Book coverPractising Structures: India

From the surprising application of embossing on the cover to the mouth-watering combination of a pink cover with yellow endpapers: this is a book that has mastered the art of seduction. Its overall feel and first impression are spot on. Although this first impression is just a touch more exciting than the – effective – design of the interior, great choices have been made in binding the two components together. For instance, the lines on the cover correspond to the consistent division of space in the drawings in the interior. The colours pink and yellow also feature strongly in these drawings. Another good decision was to print the drawings at their original scale, meaning that we can easily lose ourselves in the many patterns and details. Upon close inspection, the jury did find some minor imperfections. The photographs at the back printed on yellow paper have insufficient detail in the , which means they disappear towards the top of the page and do not form a good framework. This could have been prevented with more attention to the lithography.


Edition: 2022
Date of publication: September 2022
Author: Sachi Miyachi
Language: English
Translator: Sachi Miyachi
Final editor: Sachi Miyachi, Nicola Kirkaldy, Nina Glockner
Artist: Sachi Miyachi
Publisher: n.k.g. publications, Amsterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Akiko (Wakabayashi)
Lithographer: Marc Gijzen, Den Haag
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 210 x 290 x 7 mm
Number of pages: 80
Print run: 500
Price: € 38
ISBN: 9789082355062
Font and foundry: NewPanam Skyline (Swiss Typefaces)
Binding style: Sewn hardcover with flat spine, thin boards with minimal square, over 1.5 mm greyboard, cold-glued
Paper for interior (grammage): 140gsm Arena® Extra White Rough, 80gsm Rainbow® yellow 16, Fedrigoni, Papyrus
Endpapers (grammage): 120gsm Rainbow® yellow 16, Papyrus
Material cover (grammage): 130gsm Napura® Khepera 1020 Pink, Winter & Company
Special features: Blind debossing on band (Wilco Art Books), band paper is thermo-reactive and colours where the hot stamp touches the paper, interior printed in CMYK