FLAT FINISH



Malin: When flipping through this book, one might think that the entire world consists of surfaces,. Well, the book definitely does. I find surfaces of concrete, metal and wood in this book, formulating different patterns, with everything captured in New York. For logical reasons the materiality of this book picks up haptic qualities as well! It’s a very aesthetic book!

 

Patrick: Without directly understanding what this book is about, this is perhaps the one of all entries that I looked at the longest. With the thick block of white paper, the images in combination with the grids, the variation of paper types and the suddenly shiny silver pages, the book raised questions that I could not answer, but it ensured that it kept haunting my head and I enjoyed having it and looking through it. Is that not what a good book should do?

Ruby: I find it quite hard to say a lot more about the book than what the other judges have voiced. It’s simply nice to flip through. It is made up of solid paper choices and good editing. The textured cover also suits the subject matter well.

Birgit: To be honest, I didn’t really like the cover of this book. It felt too smooth and I feel that there are other ways to convey materiality in a cover. But on the other hand, I really loved the inside of the book: great and interesting photos, nice paper and a good rhythm to the placement of the photos.

Auke: The smell of offset printing – nice! It adds something to the rough experience of New York through all these surfaces. I do agree with Birgit that the cover shouldn’t have been shiny; I think it just doesn’t match with the rest of the book. Otherwise, I share the same opinion of my fellow judges.



  • Auteur
    Stephan Keppel
  • Oplage
    1000
  • Omvang
    416
  • Prijs
    40
  • ISBN
    978 94 90119 55 3
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Fw:Books, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Hans Gremmen, Amsterdam
  • Drukkerij
    Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
  • Boekbinderij
    Binderij Hexspoor, Boxtel
  • Materiaal
    Paper for interior: 120gsm Amber Graphic (Antalis), 100gsm Satimat Green (Antalis). Cover: 300gsm Chromolux 700 (Antalis)
  • Bindwijze
    sewn Otabind with flap.
  • Lettertype
    Helvetica (Linotype)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Printed in dayglow colours. Front cover with blind embossing and printed in matt black ink; silver foil stamping on spine and back cover (Kurz Alufin Satin Gloss).
  • FLAT FINISH

    Malin: When flipping through this book, one might think that the entire world consists of surfaces,. Well, the book definitely does. I find surfaces of concrete, metal and wood in this book, formulating different patterns, with everything captured in New York. For logical reasons the materiality of this book picks up haptic qualities as well! It’s a very aesthetic book!

     

    Patrick: Without directly understanding what this book is about, this is perhaps the one of all entries that I looked at the longest. With the thick block of white paper, the images in combination with the grids, the variation of paper types and the suddenly shiny silver pages, the book raised questions that I could not answer, but it ensured that it kept haunting my head and I enjoyed having it and looking through it. Is that not what a good book should do?

    Ruby: I find it quite hard to say a lot more about the book than what the other judges have voiced. It’s simply nice to flip through. It is made up of solid paper choices and good editing. The textured cover also suits the subject matter well.

    Birgit: To be honest, I didn’t really like the cover of this book. It felt too smooth and I feel that there are other ways to convey materiality in a cover. But on the other hand, I really loved the inside of the book: great and interesting photos, nice paper and a good rhythm to the placement of the photos.

    Auke: The smell of offset printing – nice! It adds something to the rough experience of New York through all these surfaces. I do agree with Birgit that the cover shouldn’t have been shiny; I think it just doesn’t match with the rest of the book. Otherwise, I share the same opinion of my fellow judges.

  • Auteur
    Stephan Keppel
  • Oplage
    1000
  • Omvang
    416
  • Prijs
    40
  • ISBN
    978 94 90119 55 3
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Fw:Books, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Hans Gremmen, Amsterdam
  • Drukkerij
    Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
  • Boekbinderij
    Binderij Hexspoor, Boxtel
  • Materiaal
    Paper for interior: 120gsm Amber Graphic (Antalis), 100gsm Satimat Green (Antalis). Cover: 300gsm Chromolux 700 (Antalis)
  • Bindwijze
    sewn Otabind with flap.
  • Lettertype
    Helvetica (Linotype)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Printed in dayglow colours. Front cover with blind embossing and printed in matt black ink; silver foil stamping on spine and back cover (Kurz Alufin Satin Gloss).