'Odsłonić' at Tokyo Art Book Fair
Presentation of the best Dutch Book designs [email protected]
Tokyo Art Book Fair
Exhibition — 16 Nov until 23 Nov 2020
Tokyo (VIRTUAL) ART BOOK FAIR
My photobook Odsłonić, designed by Studio Another Day, is on display at Tokyo Art Book Fair from 16 Nov until 23 Nov in the exhibition of the Best Dutch Book designs 2019.
Please feel free to visit the fair here:
Best Dutch Book designs 2019
Each year, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Stichting Best Verzorgde Boeken present an expert jury selection of the most outstanding book designs of the last twelve months.
This year, a total of 33 books were picked from the 278 publisher-submitted titles released in 2019, and will go on display in the Stedelijk Museum in Gallery 0.17.
The exhibited publications were chosen for their outstanding design, typography, image treatment, technical graphic production and the balance between form and content.
Special thanks to Yorick de Vries (Studio Another Day)
Els Opsomer, Marie-Pascale Gildemyn,
Sjoerd Los (Communication, fundraising),
Trudy Dorrepaal (Art Libro production)
Cassochrome, Waregem (Printing house)
This publication was made possible by:
Another personal odyssey; another photographic research project; once more, dark, atmospheric images. This time, the melancholy and sombre feel are more intense. In Odsłonić, Maria Dabrowski travels to Ukraine with her mother in search of her family’s history. A story of displaced persons, war crimes and trauma, told in the first place through images – and even then, more as suggestion than documentation. The darkness infuses these images, often of people hardly visible in shadowy spaces, landscapes and interiors shot with little light. This continues in the choice of paper: slightly tinted, brown and almost black; the edges of the book block are likewise black. Those pictures in which hands, faces and interiors are barely distinguishable from the surrounding darkness in particular make the utmost demands on the lithographer and the printer; this utmost is also achieved, under the direction of the lithographer, the photographer and the designer. Herein lies much of the book’s strength. The Swiss cut-flush binding ensures that the book opens easily. The sparingly used typography is supportive and functional; for instance the map hidden behind the cover flap with references placing the photographs in geographical context. Misty, subtle, yet hugely expressive.
Odsłonić is for sale at: