Stadscollectie – eight artist books in cassette
Eight different artists were invited to make a small artist book and my task was to guide them and also design a series of covers that would make all those totally different books into a serie. So my options were limited but I came up with the idea of making a series of numbers, all collages consisting of parts of different typefaces. Every cover uses at the most two pms-colours, printed with overlap on different colours of paperstock. In two cases embossing was used instead of printing. These little books came in a blue velvet slipcase, were numbered and signed by all the artists and then they were handed out as gifts for very special visitors of the city of The Hague.
title Stadscollectie
client Haags Gemeentemuseum
publisher Haags Gemeentemuseum
editor Leo Delfgaauw
book + cassette design Wout de Vringer
font Plantin + Trade Gothic Condensed
size books 148,5 x 210 mm
size cassette 152 x 220 mm
pages each book 20 pages
printing full colour offset
cover each book printed on different paperstock, some embossed
cassette dark blue velvet
published 1996