This is a brilliantly realized paper fest, more like paper art. It’s the series of glued-together stapled pamphlets that secures its unity, though there’s also the surprise at the end in the form of a small pop-up. The binding makes particularly ingenious use of staples and glue. Indeed, that was the only way to do it... With this colour palette and the rhythm it engenders there simply had to be staples. In all its simplicity the book, which comes in a slip case, has been put together with enormous care. Despite its overarching unity there is always something new to discover. In the digital era the intimacy that Schöne Aussichten radiates is surprising and most endearing. The choice of paper colours is superb, and it is they that really make the book. Also deserving a compliment is the photographer of the collages. The panel are in no doubt that the project coordinator must have come close to a nervous breakdown.

Materials: 135gsm Profibulk 1.1, 135gsm Heaven 42 Softmatt Absolute White, 115gsm Circle Silk, 120gsm Fluweel 1.5, 60gsm Maxioffset, 80gsm Formosa Blu, 140gsm Formosa Verde, 285gsm Stardream Silver (interior); Colourwell De Luxe bottle-green 13 (binding boards); 250gsm Formosa Camoscio, Verde, Blu, Azzuro, Rosa, Arrquiso,Griggio, Nero and Rosso (binding); 350gsm Crush Almond (slip case)

Author Lans Stroeve

Year 2016

Language Dutch, English, German, translated by Diane Butterman (GB), Frank Witzel (DE)

Edited by Karin Trenkel, Daphne Heemskerk

Publisher Karin Trenkel, Rotterdam

Designer High Rise (Daphne Heemskerk); Bob Goedewaagen, Karin Trenkel, Babette Kleijn, Andreas Stadler (photography)

Printer Tripiti, Rotterdam

Binder Binderij Kiel, Schiedam, Karin Trenkel, Rotterdam

Size 205 x 297 x 18 mm

Number of pages 142 p.

Print run 300

Price € 65

ISBN 978 90 824562 0 2

Font Neue Haas Grotesk (Linotype), Minion (Linotype)

Binding style Six stapled pamphlets, each with its own cover, and four card folders, all glued together by their front and back covers starting 20 mm in from the spine. The front and back covers of the final book are covered with micro-corrugated card. The book is supplied in an unprinted cardboard slip case.