Jeroen Junte, Ida van Zijl

Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen. The World = Our Toolkit

Book coverTejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen. The World = Our Toolkit
Book coverTejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen. The World = Our Toolkit
Book coverTejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen. The World = Our Toolkit
Book coverTejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen. The World = Our Toolkit

It’s difficult to apply non-typography with a cheerful face, as has been done here, but the designer of this incredibly attractive book has managed it. One panel member observed: ‘The typography here is so ugly it’s beautiful, so it works.’ Coupled with the interview format, the size of the brief texts beneath the almost full-page illustrations makes them a pleasure to read. At first sight the choice of Chinese/Japanese binding seems odd, but on reflection it does make the style a sort of harmonica fold, and that fits with the subject. The supple way the book opens even with four different sorts of paper reinforces this impression. A good book about design, without its own design being obtrusive.

Edition: 2016
Language: English, translated by Willem Kramer
Publisher / commissioner: Lecturis, Eindhoven
Designer: Niessen & de Vries, Amsterdam (Esther de Vries)
Lithographer: Marc Gijzen imaging and digital lithography, Voorburg
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort, Spant Zeefdruk, Utrecht (cover)
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Dimensions: 165 x 235 x 20
Amount of pages: 208 p. (416 pages bound in Japanese style)
Number of copies: 1,500
Price: € 32.50
ISBN: 978 94 6226 153 2
Font and foundry: Agipo (RP Digital Type Foundry)
Binding style: unsewn Patabind
Material: 90gsm Maxigloss, 90gsm Lessebo Design 1.3 White, 80gsm Cyclus Offset, 80gsm Sirio Color Limone (interior), Buckram Premium 29031 (cover)