TitleAlways the guest
ArtistWendy Marijnissen
DesignerGerard Leysen &
Wendy Marijnissen
Colour GradingColour & Books
SeparationsColour & Books
Press checksColour & Books
ProductionColour & Books
PublisherWendy Marijnissen
PrinterWilco Art Books
BinderWilco Art Books
PapertypeArctic Volume
BindingHard cover
ReproductionH-UV cmyk


The Book

'Always the guest' is Wendy's first book. It's a story about loss, motherhood and how she found her home in Pakistan. In the book she tells in little stories accompanied by images about her life, the losses she suffered and her journey to finding a home. But also immersing herself in her new home land and documenting the lives people were living their. She followed a gynaecologist and when huge floods made millions of people homeless she found a family who had been victims to the floods and who where now living in tends. With each journey she finds a little piece of herself.



The Process

The first time 'Always the guest' was presented to me I felt a very strong connection with it. To me, loss is such a universal topic, everybody can relate to it. And yet is still so personal. In order to make sure I did the project justice I took care of all the details in colours and made sure that together they translate the story to us, the audience, well. It truly was a labour or love; very intense and highly rewarding at the same time.
The book was printed in CMYK and Wendy was involved in every step of the way.