Ornithology

Golden Letter, Best Book Designs from all over the World, Leipzig 2017

The only time when I look at birds is usually when they are flying in V formation, which I always thought meant ‘vorst’ meaning a cold front is coming, but this book shows that there is more to it. The book is titled Ornithology, which is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds, and that’s exactly what photographers Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy are studying, but not through the known classical aesthetic. In about 300 pages you are guided through all their findings of bird occupations. Not only the motion of the birds but also the motion of the composition bring this book to live. The typographic choice hints at a both scientific and artistic approach. If you happen to be in Amsterdam walking around with this book under your arm looking for strange birds, go to this narrow street called Duifjessteeg, which derives its name from all the pigeons hanging around there, and if a pigeon happens to drop his poop from the sky, don’t use the book to protect yourself, but let it fall on your face, for closer examination.



  • Auteur
    Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy
  • Oplage
    1,000
  • Omvang
    336
  • Prijs
    29.90 euro
  • ISBN
    9789069060491
  • Verschijningsdatum
    February 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    de HEF publishers, Rotterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Jeremy Jansen
  • Fotograaf
    Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy
  • Drukkerij
    Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel
  • Lithograaf
    Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel
  • Boekbinderij
    Binderij Hexspoor, Boxtel
  • Materiaal
    Interior: Cyclus Offset 80 g/m² (Antalis), Munken Print White 90 g/m² (Antalis), UPM Sol Mat 90 g/m² (Igepa). Cover: Grepados grey 300 g/m² (Igepa). Spine: Brillianta 4044 (Van Heek Textiles).
  • Bindwijze
    Sewn soft cover, linen over spine, dust jacket
  • Lettertype
    Merkury Mono
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    The dust jacket is printed in offset with three times opaque white.
  • Ornithology
    Golden Letter, Best Book Designs from all over the World, Leipzig 2017

    The only time when I look at birds is usually when they are flying in V formation, which I always thought meant ‘vorst’ meaning a cold front is coming, but this book shows that there is more to it. The book is titled Ornithology, which is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds, and that’s exactly what photographers Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy are studying, but not through the known classical aesthetic. In about 300 pages you are guided through all their findings of bird occupations. Not only the motion of the birds but also the motion of the composition bring this book to live. The typographic choice hints at a both scientific and artistic approach. If you happen to be in Amsterdam walking around with this book under your arm looking for strange birds, go to this narrow street called Duifjessteeg, which derives its name from all the pigeons hanging around there, and if a pigeon happens to drop his poop from the sky, don’t use the book to protect yourself, but let it fall on your face, for closer examination.

  • Auteur
    Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy
  • Oplage
    1,000
  • Omvang
    336
  • Prijs
    29.90 euro
  • ISBN
    9789069060491
  • Verschijningsdatum
    February 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    de HEF publishers, Rotterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Jeremy Jansen
  • Fotograaf
    Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy
  • Drukkerij
    Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel
  • Lithograaf
    Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel
  • Boekbinderij
    Binderij Hexspoor, Boxtel
  • Materiaal
    Interior: Cyclus Offset 80 g/m² (Antalis), Munken Print White 90 g/m² (Antalis), UPM Sol Mat 90 g/m² (Igepa). Cover: Grepados grey 300 g/m² (Igepa). Spine: Brillianta 4044 (Van Heek Textiles).
  • Bindwijze
    Sewn soft cover, linen over spine, dust jacket
  • Lettertype
    Merkury Mono
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    The dust jacket is printed in offset with three times opaque white.