Kermisvrijer, de ezel en andere zaken



A museum catalogue designed in the format of a low quality economic book in a pocket size, that is actually good! Within approximately 300 submissions, we encountered many luxury museum catalogues which look as great as other luxury books. Following rules for the catalogue design, most of them have a large format and similar page layouts and are printed in excellent quality. However, we found this little book unique. When you open it you will find paintings with small notes from the artists. The large, beautiful typography has a specific tone, leaving plenty of white space on the rough paper. It recalls a children’s storytelling book. 

We admit that it does not stay open easily, with 3 mm of glue on the spine. The printing quality is awful! Still, this little pretty book makes some of the student jury members smile. After all, we like the concept of this publication as an exhibition catalogue and how it is designed within the limitation of the quality.



  • Auteur
    Erik Matthijssen, Colin Huizing
  • Oplage
    750
  • Omvang
    120
  • Prijs
    € 12,50
  • ISBN
    978-90-9032081-6
  • Verschijningsdatum
    September 2019
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Stichting Beheer SNS Reaal (Utrecht), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Esther de Vries (Amsterdam)
  • Fotograaf
    Tom van Haartsen
  • Drukkerij
    Zwaan Printmedia (Wormerveer)
  • Lithograaf
    Marc Gijzen (Voorburg)
  • Boekbinderij
    Patist (Den Dolder)
  • Materiaal
    Paper interior: EOS 2.0, 90 grams
    Cover material: Artika wit GC1, 215 grams
  • Bindwijze
    Sewn-glued
  • Kermisvrijer, de ezel en andere zaken

    A museum catalogue designed in the format of a low quality economic book in a pocket size, that is actually good! Within approximately 300 submissions, we encountered many luxury museum catalogues which look as great as other luxury books. Following rules for the catalogue design, most of them have a large format and similar page layouts and are printed in excellent quality. However, we found this little book unique. When you open it you will find paintings with small notes from the artists. The large, beautiful typography has a specific tone, leaving plenty of white space on the rough paper. It recalls a children’s storytelling book. 

    We admit that it does not stay open easily, with 3 mm of glue on the spine. The printing quality is awful! Still, this little pretty book makes some of the student jury members smile. After all, we like the concept of this publication as an exhibition catalogue and how it is designed within the limitation of the quality.

  • Auteur
    Erik Matthijssen, Colin Huizing
  • Oplage
    750
  • Omvang
    120
  • Prijs
    € 12,50
  • ISBN
    978-90-9032081-6
  • Verschijningsdatum
    September 2019
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Stichting Beheer SNS Reaal (Utrecht), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Esther de Vries (Amsterdam)
  • Fotograaf
    Tom van Haartsen
  • Drukkerij
    Zwaan Printmedia (Wormerveer)
  • Lithograaf
    Marc Gijzen (Voorburg)
  • Boekbinderij
    Patist (Den Dolder)
  • Materiaal
    Paper interior: EOS 2.0, 90 grams
    Cover material: Artika wit GC1, 215 grams
  • Bindwijze
    Sewn-glued