Book Designers from the Netherlands

Between 2010 and 2013, Schuster interviewed thirteen prominent, contemporary book designers from the Netherlands. The interviews provide a fascinating look into the worlds of book designers who belong to different generations, and whose work has been shaped by different experiences and career choices. What emerges is an intimate look into the book designing process and the designers themselves. Schuster uncovers the methodology of each designer, from detail-oriented designers, to those who prefer a more concept-oriented approach; and from the designers who have used the book as a platform to present their own visions, to others who see themselves as craftspeople, lending their skills and artistry to other artists’ voices. Book Designers from the Netherlands provides a good insight into today’s Dutch book design scene. The designers who have been interviewed are: Joost Grootens, Karen Polder, Ron van Roon, Francoise Berserik, Armand Mevis, Hansje van Halem, Walter Nikkels, Robert and Oscar Schrover, Caroline de Lint, Bram de Does, Tessa van der Waals and Adriaan de Jonge.

Text: Schuster Brigitte, van Capelleveen Paul. pp. 256; paperback. Publisher: Brigitte Schuster Éditeur, 2014.

ISBN: 9783033042599| 3033042597

ID: 18516

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Between 2010 and 2013, Schuster interviewed thirteen prominent, contemporary book designers from the Netherlands. The interviews provide a fascinating look into the worlds of book designers who belong to different generations, and whose work has been shaped by different experiences and career choices. What emerges is an intimate look into the book designing process and the designers themselves. Schuster uncovers the methodology of each designer, from detail-oriented designers, to those who prefer a more concept-oriented approach; and from the designers who have used the book as a platform to present their own visions, to others who see themselves as craftspeople, lending their skills and artistry to other artists’ voices. Book Designers from the Netherlands provides a good insight into today’s Dutch book design scene. The designers who have been interviewed are: Joost Grootens, Karen Polder, Ron van Roon, Francoise Berserik, Armand Mevis, Hansje van Halem, Walter Nikkels, Robert and Oscar Schrover, Caroline de Lint, Bram de Does, Tessa van der Waals and Adriaan de Jonge.

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