Dictionary Dressings



Incorporating a title, an author and a publisher while referring to the title of a book only works with such generous content. This mainly black-and-white object gives the impression there is little distinction in importance between text and images. Dictionary Dressings approaches clothing from a “zero condition” perspective in order to create a vocabulary distinct from our preconceived ideas about them. This way of looking at the world around us is present from the first to the last impression of this book.

The book was followed by an exhibition by the same name, but, interestingly, both media were a perfect match. One of the judges mentioned that the book has the effect of seeing the exhibition again. In a clever way the book is framed by its title, but avoids becoming a gimmick like so many other submissions. Using pages that are generally left blank, the designer was aware that every aspect could be used. A witty result is that the framing gives a generative impression and, like many other aspects (like the unusually big typography), the elements come together naturally. Not one image, but the collection of images expresses the message. This book is a cohesive body of work.

With Dictionary Dressings the designers have shown an excellent translation of the exhibition and stretched their flexibility on handling content without competing with it. Concise.



  • Auteur
    Femke de Vries
  • Serie
    Yes
  • Oplage
    1,000
  • Omvang
    392
  • Prijs
    25 euro
  • ISBN
    9789491677601
  • Verschijningsdatum
    October 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Onomatopee
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Hans Gremmen, Corine van der Wal
  • Fotograaf
    Sanne van den Elzen
  • Drukkerij
    Wilco, Amersfoort
  • Boekbinderij
    Wilco, Amersfoort
  • Materiaal
    Interior: 120 g/m² Amber Graphic houtvrij wit offset (Antalis). Cover: 295 g/m² Starline Whiteback (Igepa).
  • Lettertype
    Plantin, Trade Gothic
  • Dictionary Dressings

    Incorporating a title, an author and a publisher while referring to the title of a book only works with such generous content. This mainly black-and-white object gives the impression there is little distinction in importance between text and images. Dictionary Dressings approaches clothing from a “zero condition” perspective in order to create a vocabulary distinct from our preconceived ideas about them. This way of looking at the world around us is present from the first to the last impression of this book.

    The book was followed by an exhibition by the same name, but, interestingly, both media were a perfect match. One of the judges mentioned that the book has the effect of seeing the exhibition again. In a clever way the book is framed by its title, but avoids becoming a gimmick like so many other submissions. Using pages that are generally left blank, the designer was aware that every aspect could be used. A witty result is that the framing gives a generative impression and, like many other aspects (like the unusually big typography), the elements come together naturally. Not one image, but the collection of images expresses the message. This book is a cohesive body of work.

    With Dictionary Dressings the designers have shown an excellent translation of the exhibition and stretched their flexibility on handling content without competing with it. Concise.

  • Auteur
    Femke de Vries
  • Serie
    Yes
  • Oplage
    1,000
  • Omvang
    392
  • Prijs
    25 euro
  • ISBN
    9789491677601
  • Verschijningsdatum
    October 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Onomatopee
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Hans Gremmen, Corine van der Wal
  • Fotograaf
    Sanne van den Elzen
  • Drukkerij
    Wilco, Amersfoort
  • Boekbinderij
    Wilco, Amersfoort
  • Materiaal
    Interior: 120 g/m² Amber Graphic houtvrij wit offset (Antalis). Cover: 295 g/m² Starline Whiteback (Igepa).
  • Lettertype
    Plantin, Trade Gothic