Art & Design Book

“Books are the best medium for the artists of our times,” says Sol LeWitt, a US-American minimalist artist. Actually, a well-made art or picture book is like a gallery in an easy-to-handle book format. From this perspective, it also has to fulfil the same quality demands as a museum or a gallery. Concept, design and selection of materials are important.

Art Catalogue for the B3 Biennale of the Moving Picture

Brochure with black printed cover, matte scratch safe lamination, white colour debossing, book block consisting of 800 pages 90 g/m² Fly white paper 1/1 coloured individually printed, the book edges are printed with text in four colours – perfectly flush with the title print

Accompanying the B3 Biennale of the Moving Picture, this reversible reader introduces the topic “New Narration” with a comprehensive text collection written partly in German, partly in English. It offers interesting media and theoretical culture analysis about new forms of works and narrations. With its 800 pages this tome is a must-have for all theory-loving art fans.

Creation

Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach (University of Art and Design)

Customer

B3 Biennale of Moving Pictures
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Hotel Bedtime Reading

Hardcover with a natural linen cover, blue colour debossing on front and back of the cover, front- and endleaves made of Maxi Offset paper, 4/4 coloured with individual colour print, 124 pages consisting of 110 g/m² Maxi Offset paper, individually coloured, special paper size

Henry David Thoreau, Rosa Parks, Joseph Beuys – the new rooms of the Hotel The Goldmann in Frankfurt are dedicated to extraordinary people, such as great thinkers, political icons and artistic legends. This book not only introduces the project, it is also in itself a crucial part of it. Modest and simple from the outside, the elaborate creative and textual inner section gathers their stories with text, citation and image pages, divided according to colour, so that this hotel bed reading will truly make you feel the heroes’ aura.

Creation

Die Knaben – Büro für Gestaltung, Frankfurt am Main (Design Agency)

Customer

25hours Hotels, Frankfurt am Main
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Creative Book for Art and Design Students

Flexcover in classic black leather look, front- and endleaves made of 120g sun yellow paper Gmund F-Color Glatt, functional elastic strap and frog pocket included, 16 integrated image pages, 4/4 coloured individually printed, plain notebook block made of cream-coloured Munken Pure, A5 paper size

What you can learn in design and art studies besides form and colour concepts: inspiration does not come from a mysterious higher force, but it’s hard work. As a matching tool for a perfect start into the creative career, this sketchbook contains all the crucial information: important contacts, a classic bibliography, smart citations and motivating photos. The frog pocket at the end leave makes room for leaflets of the next important exhibition opening.

Creation

ZHdK – Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich

Customer

ZHdK – Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich Switzerland
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The Robert Johnson Book

Brochure in three colour versions, each cover in special colour, book block made of 376 pages 80g Munken Print White, individually printed, special paper size

The Come On In My Kitchen: The Robert Johnson Book, Traveller Edition is a homage to one of the greatest clubs in the world, and it conveys a whole lifestyle on 376 pages. Key players of the legendary electro club in Offenbach, including the founder Ata Macias, regular guests, photographers and DJs draw a fascinating portrait of this unique house and techno culture. A must for lovers of the scene and fans of the Robert Johnson universe.

Creation

Doeller and Satter, Frankfurt am Main (graphic design studio)

Customer

Editor: Ata Macias, Christoph Keller / Publishing Company: JRP Ringier Art Publishing
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The Future of the Book is blue

Brochure made of royal blue Colorplan 270 g/m² paper, book block consisting of 256 1/1 coloured inside pages made of Munken Print White, exactly matching coloured edges, special paper size, manually wrapped in a 2-coloured packing paper, glued with a sticker

In defiance of the digital revolution: In Frankfurt there are still passionate book lovers, bookster-frankfurt.de introduces at least two a month. We haven’t only been introduced ourselves as an integral part of the local book scene, we have also produced a very special edition for the online magazine. Books & Bookster consists of twelve conversations with Frankfurt experts. And as a book about the future of books should be, the outer design from Sandra Doeller is super innovative. The binding and colour edges are blue-in-blue, book cover and book block perfectly flush. In contrast to the virtual world the analogue medium is evenly stressed in its haptic materiality and objectivity. A further trick: The essential info is not on the cover but rather printed on white wrapping paper so that the publication strikes one as a gift. And the crowning conclusion: The Stiftung Buchkunst Prize.

Creation

Bureau Sandra Doeller, Frankfurt (graphic design studio)

Customer

Bookster Frankfurt
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Art Calendar with project presentations

Flexcover made of Smooth Bonded Leather individually printed in a spot colour, book block made of 192 inside pages made of 120 g/m² cream premium paper Munken Pure with an individual dot grid, 74 image pages 4/4 coloured displayed in the book block, nuuna Graphic L paper size

The broken white surface of these matte, calendar bound books with smooth bonded leather is a bit reminiscent of natural ceramic. This is not a coincidence, as we produced the art calendar for Rosenthal, the world-famous manufacturer of high-quality porcelain. “Long tradition, young creation” –  the traditional company promotes young designers and artists. A project in cooperation with the students of the technical college in Bielefeld is presented in the inside of the book. Tradition and innovation do not necessarily cancel each other out.

Creation

Rosenthal GmbH, Selb

Customer

Rosenthal GmbH, Selb
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The Rosenthal Gropius Notebook

Flexcover made of bronze metallic material, white silkscreen printed, front- and end leaves printed in neon green, book block consisting of 240 pages 120 g/m² Munken Pure premium paper with individual dot grid, 8 image pages, 2/2 black and bronze coloured, printed and bound before the book block, nuuna Graphic L paper size

Can you imagine that the legendary architect and founder of the Bauhaus once designed a pigsty? The explanation is a lost bet with Philip Rosenthal. On the 100th birthday of the company director, the forgotten draft was realised after nearly forty years. This notebook is dedicated to this extraordinary project. A small pig on the cover – a Gropius drawing– architecture drafts on a grass green front- and end leave, as well as explanatory image pages at the beginning of the book block refer to this special anecdote.

Creation

Rosenthal LLC, Selb Germany

Customer

Rosenthal LLC, Selb Germany
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Inspiration Book with Drawings and Sayings

Hardcover with cover motif print, matte cellophane lamination protection against dirt and moisture, 112 pages 120 g/m² Munken Polar premium paper, 4/4 coloured, individually printed, front- and endleaves made of black imbued paper, practical A6 pocket size

This book combines the art of drawing with the art of great words. Sensual acts and atmospheric depictions of nature meet with small-scale structures, delicate illustrations on top of dreamy poetry. Simple and romantic at the same time

Creation

House of Dar Gbr, Berlin

Customer

Dar the book by Johny Dar, Berlin
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