Roland Schimmel – Blind Spot

Book coverRoland Schimmel – Blind Spot

Roland Schimmel is an artist. His paintings are compositions of black circles on a ground of often clashing colours. The effect is hallucinatory, the spectator being as it were dragged into the painting through the spots. This catalogue of his work opens, after a brief introduction, with a blank page with a black spot in the middle. By now the slightly translucent paper has already provided us with a following page with a spot, two spots, or three, sometimes four. Then come a number of illustrations of paintings on heavy paper and finally, on the flap fold-out, the painting with the title of the catalogue, Blind Spot. The book is complete.


Here, thought the panel, the designer has entered into a dialogue with the artist on a high plane.

Edition: 2006
Language: English
Publisher: ROMA Publications, Amsterdam
Graphic designer: Roger Willems
Lithographer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Printer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam (using extra intensive ink)
Binder: Van Mierlo, Nijmegen
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 200 x 280 x 8
Number of pages: 8 + 32 + 24 p.
Print run: 1,000
Price: € 20
ISBN: 978 90 77459 00 3
Font and foundry: Berthold AG Book
Binding style: sewn soft cover with accordion fold at back
Material: 300gsm Go! Matt, 80gsm Greentop (interior), 300gsm Ensocoat (cover printed on both sides)