Waar is het lam?

Book coverWaar is het lam?
Book coverWaar is het lam?
Book coverWaar is het lam?
Book coverWaar is het lam?

The jury considers this smart collection to be a good example of how it is possible when working within the poetry genre – where budgets are small and margins paper-thin – to nevertheless create a distinctive book. This is a category often characterised by many similar choices in terms of typography, lay-out and choices of materials for the interior. Waar is het lam? stood out immediately, as all aspects of the concept are right and together go to make up a complete work that radiates atmosphere. The typography is powerful in its use of bold type, while at the same time retaining sufficient verve. The 80-gramme paper used for the body is translucent to the extent that the pages enter into a lovely interplay with one another. The tactile nature of the cover, with bold foil printing, is pleasing, and the colour of the endpapers entirely suits the dreamy impression made by this collection. Proof indeed that a focus on design can make all the difference in this category.

Edition: 2022
Date of publication: April 2022
Author: Mustafa Stitou
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Katrijn van Hauwermeiren
Publisher: De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Michaël Snitker (Amsterdam)
Printer: Wilco | Boeken en Tijdschriften, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco | Boeken en Tijdschriften, Amersfoort
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 160 x 230 x 7 mm
Number of pages: 96
Print run: 2000
Price: € 21.99
ISBN: 9789403170619
Font and foundry: SangBlue Versailles (Swiss Typefaces), SangBlue Empire (Swiss Typefaces)
Binding style: Sewn softcover with black thread, dust jacket glued to spine, cold-glued
Paper for interior (grammage): 80gsm Munken Premium Cream 19.5, Arctic Paper
Material cover (grammage): 240gsm Pop’Set Sky Blue, Antalis
Special features: Dust jacket printed in Pantone 8380 (silver) on one side, silver foil (KURZ Luxor 455) (Romeyn Drukwerkveredeling), interior printed in black