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When someone says your colours look strange..

Wednesday 3 May

  Sometimes a comment you may get on your work could be like: ‘The colours don’t look realistic’ or ‘look strange’. It is often heard. And it is in itself a surprising remark. How could

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Riso, the perfect imperfection

Monday 22 August

I’m absolutely fascinated by riso printing. In this blog I would like to share this fascination with you. In Riso one can print on a wide range of papers, the rougher the better and print

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A book has sides too, an inventory of possibilities. Part II

Monday 14 March

In part 1 of this blog I wrote on what you can discover on a book before you even open it! I mentioned the possibilities of paper and what it can do for the feel

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A book has sides too, an inventory of possibilities. Part I

Monday 14 March

A book is a three dimensional object. This means that designing a book is not only about the things that happen on pages. The sides of the book could be taken in consideration too. Back

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If you don’t want your paper to be white…

Wednesday 9 December

I’ve been talking about different paper types in a previous blog: coated versus uncoated and some variations on that theme. I also went over the effect paper has on the reproduction and how to balance

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A Story on Screens in Printing

Thursday 10 September

The other day I finally ordered a copy of Mark Powers book ‘Die Mauer ist weg’, inspired by an upcoming trip to Berlin. Not only a great document of the fall of the Berlin wall,

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New Horizons in colour… (as preceded by New Horizons in binding)

Sunday 24 May

The paper of this book has a very soft touch, it brings the pristine whiteness and the binding is flawless Now it is up to the images to take you on the trip the artist

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New Horizons in binding…

Thursday 7 May

Bruno van den Elshouts’ New Horizons is a book worth some consideration here. The book is an exceptional object and the result of an equally exceptional process. Throughout 2012 every hour of each day the

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The best recipe to make the best book possible

Thursday 9 April

You might have been working on a photographic project for a long time. And maybe you think making a book is the way to bring it out in the open. It is your project; you

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Bring out the light!

Tuesday 17 March

When will you experience a print or a reproduction of a photo as convincing? In a previous blog (Toning images) I focussed on the importance of density and contrast in an image. Those are means

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