The Great Ephemeral Skin



The student jury was reserved in judging this exhibition catalogue. It led each of us to conclude the discussion as (what we called) an ‘absolute maybe’, asking ourselves whether we would like to select this book. How difficult it was to judge, in such a short time and with limited information, the design of a book with delicate subjects; skin, eroticism and exoticism. For instance, a big part of the discussion was on the specific choice of ‘pink’ paper on the text pages, which is obviously meant for the skin colour. It is an interesting comparison to Franklin. However, even with some debatable points, there is something that strongly appealed to us. The rhythm between the empty and packed pages is one of these aspects. The tactility of the paper successfully reminds us of the body. Its soft texture fits the hands well, despite the large format which reflects the size of the huge paintings by the artist. Yes, it does feel sensual, as the subtitle announces, but not explicitly. It is a ‘post exhibition’ book which one would love to get if one loves the exhibition.



  • Ondertitel
    Body and identity, the erotic and the exotic.
  • Auteur
    Nina Folkersma, Hadassah Emmerich (Artist)
  • Oplage
    1000
  • Omvang
    96
  • Prijs
    € 30
  • ISBN
    978-94-93148-09-3
  • Verschijningsdatum
    27 April 2019
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven)
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Esther Le Roy (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Fotograaf
    Peter Cox, Carel de Groot, Hugard & Vanoverschelde, Jeroen Nieuwenhuize, Teri Romkey
  • Drukkerij
    Die Keure (Brugge, Belgium)
  • DTP / Zetterij
    Esther Le Roy (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Lithograaf
    Esther Le Roy (Brussels, Belgium), Die Keure (Brugge, Belgium)
  • Boekbinderij
    Van Mierlo (Nijmegen)
  • Materiaal
    Paper interior: 110 g/m2 Woodstock cipria, 150 g/m2 Symbol Freelife Matt + Premium White, 170 g/m2 Sirio Color perla
    Paper end papers: 170 g/m2 Sirio Color perla
    Cover material: 150 g/m2 Neobond (on 1,5mm grey cardboard)
  • Lettertype
    Favorit (Dinamo)
  • The Great Ephemeral Skin

    The student jury was reserved in judging this exhibition catalogue. It led each of us to conclude the discussion as (what we called) an ‘absolute maybe’, asking ourselves whether we would like to select this book. How difficult it was to judge, in such a short time and with limited information, the design of a book with delicate subjects; skin, eroticism and exoticism. For instance, a big part of the discussion was on the specific choice of ‘pink’ paper on the text pages, which is obviously meant for the skin colour. It is an interesting comparison to Franklin. However, even with some debatable points, there is something that strongly appealed to us. The rhythm between the empty and packed pages is one of these aspects. The tactility of the paper successfully reminds us of the body. Its soft texture fits the hands well, despite the large format which reflects the size of the huge paintings by the artist. Yes, it does feel sensual, as the subtitle announces, but not explicitly. It is a ‘post exhibition’ book which one would love to get if one loves the exhibition.

  • Ondertitel
    Body and identity, the erotic and the exotic.
  • Auteur
    Nina Folkersma, Hadassah Emmerich (Artist)
  • Oplage
    1000
  • Omvang
    96
  • Prijs
    € 30
  • ISBN
    978-94-93148-09-3
  • Verschijningsdatum
    27 April 2019
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven)
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Esther Le Roy (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Fotograaf
    Peter Cox, Carel de Groot, Hugard & Vanoverschelde, Jeroen Nieuwenhuize, Teri Romkey
  • Drukkerij
    Die Keure (Brugge, Belgium)
  • DTP / Zetterij
    Esther Le Roy (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Lithograaf
    Esther Le Roy (Brussels, Belgium), Die Keure (Brugge, Belgium)
  • Boekbinderij
    Van Mierlo (Nijmegen)
  • Materiaal
    Paper interior: 110 g/m2 Woodstock cipria, 150 g/m2 Symbol Freelife Matt + Premium White, 170 g/m2 Sirio Color perla
    Paper end papers: 170 g/m2 Sirio Color perla
    Cover material: 150 g/m2 Neobond (on 1,5mm grey cardboard)
  • Lettertype
    Favorit (Dinamo)