Sigrid Calon – To the Extend of / \\ | & –

Book coverSigrid Calon – To the Extend of / \\ | & –
Book coverSigrid Calon – To the Extend of / \\ | & –
Book coverSigrid Calon – To the Extend of / \\ | & –
Book coverSigrid Calon – To the Extend of / \\ | & –

Sometimes content and form coincide utterly, as here. A book that everyone agreed on, and which was very swiftly and without reservation elected one of the Best Dutch Book Designs.

This is a signed edition of 420 created by stencilling on nicely stiff paper. The book is the work of Sigrid Calon, and consists of abstract forms placed rhythmically, one to each recto, with tremendous chromatic power and opulence and nothing more than a subtle number above each one and below it the two, three and sometimes four small blobs of the colours from which each work is built up. A book without text, it reads easily, with work that displays some extraordinarily disciplined and dedicated research.

There is a cheerful, sturdy cover which rolls open, as it were, to reveal a book block with an open spine, subtly sewn with four red and four white threads, beautifully positioned. A book you can’t help loving straight away.

Edition: 2012
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: Sigrid Calon, Tilburg
Designer: Sigrid Calon
Printer: Sigrid Calon at the C.N. Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Binder: Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Nijmegen
Dimensions: 160 x 210 x 32
Amount of pages: 264 p.
Number of copies: 420
Price: € 75
ISBN: 978 90 819796 0 3
Font and foundry: Helvetica Rounded
Binding style: sewn, spine glued-off, last page of book block glued to cover
Material: 100gsm Da Costa Blauwwit 2.0, 50gsm Ersatz (interior), Brillianta 4004 (binding), 100gsm Da Costa Blauwwit 2.0 (dust jacket, with screen printed transparent varnish)