You Know I Am Not There

Book coverYou Know I Am Not There
Book coverYou Know I Am Not There
Book coverYou Know I Am Not There
Book coverYou Know I Am Not There

In this interrogatory publication, drawings wonderfully capture the modest nature of the protagonist in question, Nick Drake. Danielle Lemaire’s truly beautiful drawings have been printed in a lovely ‘open’ manner, retaining a sense of their materiality. The combination of the smooth Lessebo and the much rougher Forever Pink make for an intriguing interior. And the fact that additional information is hidden away in as-yet-unopened folded and perforated pages is a well-chosen means of veiling in relation to the theme. Drake is presented in book form, ready and waiting to be discovered by you, the reader.

Owing to the lockdown, the exhibition of the drawings in Stedelijk Museum Breda was, at the time of writing, not yet open to the public. All the more fortunate then that we have this book. And that, thanks in part to its generous proportions, we can already gain some impression of what it will be like to take in the exhibition.

Edition: 2020
Date of publication: December 2020
Author: Danielle Lemaire
Language: English, Dutch
Translator: John Edwards
Final editor: Marie Baarspul, Masha van Vliet; authors: Leonor Faber-Jonker, Lieneke Hulshof, Dingeman Kuilman, Adam Scovell
Image editor: Jeremy Jansen, Danielle Lemaire
Illustrator: Danielle Lemaire
Photographer: Peter Cox
Artist: Danielle Lemaire
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection ism/collab Stedelijk Museum Breda, Breda
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Jeremy Jansen (Amsterdam, NL )
Lithographer: Tielen, Boxtel
Printer: Tielen, Boxtel
Binder: Patist, Den Dolder
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 235 × 335 x 9
Number of pages: 120
Print run: 500
Price: € 32.50
ISBN: 9789492051615
Font and foundry: Bradford Mono (Lineto)
Binding style: Swiss-style cut-flush binding, transparently glued-off spine (hot melt); flap at front cover
Paper for interior (grammage): 115gsm Lessebo Design Smooth 1.2 Natura, 120gsm Forever Rose|Pink, Igepa
Material cover (grammage): 350gsm Starline Greyback, Igepa
Special features: Interior consists of cross-folded and perforated printing sheets, each section consists of two or three printing sheets; book block is cut flush at front and tail; cover printed on both sides in CMYK + 3x opaque white; interior printed in CMYK. Printing: conventional offset