This monograph on drawing artist Robbie Cornelissen very nearly ended up on the rejects pile and was only noticed at second glance. In fact it is a very carefully constructed book that does an excellent job of presenting Cornelissen’s gigantic pencil drawings: the format is big, there are numerous fold-outs, and subjects are shown variously in situ or as isolated objects.
The result is that full justice is done to the scale of the works. True, the illustrations are interspersed with inserts in black or silver grey, and a number of texts, but it is the art that takes pride of place. The lettering for the book and section titles, designed by the book’s designers themselves, reflects the structure of pencil lines.