It’s difficult to apply non-typography with a cheerful face, as has been done here, but thedesigner 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 interviewformat,the size of the brief texts beneath the almost full-page illustrations makes thema 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 thesubject. The supple way the book opens even with four different sorts of paper reinforcesthis impression. A good book about design, without its own design being obtrusive.

Author Jeroen Junte, Ida van Zijl

Year 2016

Language English, translated by Willem Kramer

Publisher Lecturis, Eindhoven

Designer Niessen & de Vries, Amsterdam (Esther de Vries)

Prepress Marc Gijzen imaging and digital lithography, Voorburg

Printer Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort, Spant Zeefdruk, Utrecht (cover)

Binder Patist, Den Dolder

Size 165 x 235 x 20 mm

Number of pages 208 (416 pages bound in Japanese style)

Print run 1,500

Price € 32.50

ISBN 978 94 6226 153 2

Font Agipo (RP Digital Type Foundry)

Binding style Unsewn Patabind P

Material 90gsm Maxigloss 90gsm, 90gsm Lessebo Design 1.3 White, 80gsm Cyclus Offset, 80gsm Sirio Color Limone 80gsm (interior); Buckram Premium 29031 (cover)