Book coverS75
Book coverS75
Book coverS75
Book coverS75

Conceptually interesting and ‘simply’ a really lovely book – that’s S75. The low-resolution portraits Petra Stavast made with her first camera telephone, the S75, are shown here in all their plenitude. For Stavast, the fact that the technology is hard to control is essential to the work; to reflect this, designer Hans Gremmen chose rotary printing, a technique that is just as hard to handle. A great choice in several different ways. This creates an interesting tension between the digital quality of photos taken on a telephone, which can be infinitely shared and reproduced, alongside the mass production associations of rotary printing. In addition, the paper and the printing technique both emphasise the grainy look of the photos and lend them a soft luminescence, similar to what people try to achieve these days with Instagram filters. The thin paper is good to leaf through while also expressing the large scale of this multi-year project. The cover, printed in six colours on black paper, is also gorgeous.

Edition: 2022
Date of publication: October 2022
Author: Petra Stavast
Image editor: Petra Stavast, Hans Gremmen
Photographer: Petra Stavast
Artist: Petra Stavast
Publisher: Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Hans Gremmen (Amsterdam)
Printer: Rodi Rotatiedruk (interior), robstolk® (cover), Wilco Art Books (poster), Diemen, Amsterdam
Binder: Boekbinderij Patist, Zaltbommel
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 270 x 320 x 8
Number of pages: 224
Print run: 1000
Price: € 30
ISBN: 9789464460254
Font and foundry: Jungka (Jung-Lee Type Foundry)
Binding style: Sewn softcover with flaps, hot melt gluing
Paper for interior (grammage): 60gsm UPM Matt, UPM
Material cover (grammage): 270gsm Genesis Black, Igepa
Special features: Cover is printed using sheet-fed offset in CMYK, Pantone 877 (silver) and opaque white, rotary printing of interior in CMYK, includes a poster of 700 x 870 mm, folded to 234 x 290 mm, printed in CMYK on 80gsm RecyStar® Nature