We are so happy to announce that Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings is selected for The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021!
Every year, The Best Dutch Book Designs celebrates the best products of the graphic industry in the Netherlands: 33 books made with heart and soul. Books set apart by the combination of great design and commissioning with high-quality lithography, printing and bindings.
This years panel consisted of Thomas Castro (conservator Graphic Design Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and designer), Edwin van Gelder (designer), Sarah van Binsbergen (art journalist and critic), Astrid Vorstermans (founder and director of publishing house Valiz) and Stefano van der Knaap (creative director printing house Zwaan Lenoir).
There will be an exhibition of the selected books in Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and a catalogue with all the prize winning books and their reports will be published later this year.
The beautiful design of this publication is done by Team Thursday. Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings consists of reproductions and zoom-ins of the tapestries. The images are colorful and super detailed, you can see every thread that went into the tapestries. The black and white design works great in contrast with the bright colors of the tapestries. The Japanese bound makes it possible for images to continue on multiple pages as well as hiding black and white details of tapestries and titles on the inside of the pages. Printed on different kind of papers, glossy for the bright images and a soft, slightly translucent paper for the text pages and title pages where the black and white images shine through from the inside out.
Thanks to both the expert and student jury for selecting!
Initiated by Galerie Block C
Printed by Zwaan Lenoir
Design by Team Thursday
Typeface by Orange Slice Type
Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings is made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Stokroos.