I always try to keep my library up to date and I want to share it with you.
On this page you can find short reviews about the magazines and books I recently received or to which I contributed.


Kwintessens - Design Flanders, special issue about graphic design - magazine
© Published by Design Design Flanders - Brussels, 4th trimester 2009, volume XVIII.
Graphic design by Janenrandoald, Ghent.
Quadri offset & one colour offset, 116 pages + cover, ft 23 x 27,8 cm.
Used paper qualities: Dossierkarton 300g (cherry red), Gardapat13 115g, Fashion bright red 120g, Mysol gloss 115g, offset white 115g and a equivalent from Signaset bright yellow 80g.

With contributions from Johan Valcke, Steven Cleeren, Christian Oosterlinck, Lut Pil, Robin Boone,
Sofie De Schampheleire, Annelys de Vet, Roel Jacobus, Lut Maris, Yves Peters, Rick Poynor & Hugo Puttaert.
Subscriptions may be requested in writing or by telephone by contacting the Design Flanders editorial offices.

Design Flanders invited me to write a critical essay about graphic design in Flanders.
You can read the article 'Le paysage est maginifique' by downloading the pdf.
download the English version - download the Dutch version






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Tobias Frere-Jones Gerrit Noordzij Prize Exhibition - book
Published by the Type and Media department of the Royal Academy of Art , The Hague & Uitgeverij De Buitenkant.
Book & exhibition viewing the work of the American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones (°1970).
Organisation by The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (the Netherlands) - from 06/03/2009 to 28/03/2009.
Quadri offset & two colour offset on several paper qualities, 96 pages, ft 15,7 x 22 cm.
ISBN 978 9076452 58 6
www.kabk.nl - www.typography.com

The Gerrit Noordzij Prize
In 1996 teachers at the postgraduate course in Type Design and Typography (now Type and Media) at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague decided to establish a prestigious prize to recognize those who have played an important and internationally acknowledged role in type design and typography. The initators immediatly had the thought of naming this prize after Gerrit Noordzij, who for years had taught these practices with such dedidaction in the Department of Graphic Design. His remarkable contribution lives on in the work of his students such as
Petr van Blokland, Peter Matthias Noordzij, Peter Verheul, Frank Blokland, Luc(as) de Groot, Erik van Blokland,
Just van Rossum, Rudy Vanderlans and many others.

Awarded type designers:
1997: Gerrit Noordzij, 2000: Fred Smeijers, 2003: Erik Spiekermann, 2006: Tobias Frère-Jones.
In 2009 one of the most important graphic designers of its generation 'Wim Crouwel' was awarded.
The exhibition with his work will be scheduled in spring 2012.
A big thanks to Jan Willem Stas, Erik van Blokland, their colleagues and their students.







An orderly fashion - Cum* - book
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle.
Book, viewing their recent work. Cum* is represented by Maes & Matthys Gallery.
Quadri offset on coated paper, 56 pages, ft 16,5 x 24,5 cm.
© Cum* & MER. Paper Kunsthalle (2009)
ISBN 978 90 76979 74 8
www.cuminthestreets.com - www.merpaperkunsthalle.org - www.maesmatthys.be





Graphic Mic-Mac - Janenrandoald - book
Published by Janenrandoald. Viewing their work between 2004 and 2008.
Quadri offset on several paper qualities, 300 pages, ft 16,5 x 23,5 cm.
© janenrandoald (2008)

Jan Wouter Hespeel & Randoald Sabbe are the most awarded Flemish graphic designers and abroad!
They are both teaching at Sint Lucas Ghent and their work is next to inspiring and joyful, very systematic and weird! And next to a splendid quality, an enormous quantity!
Read more & download pdf




Wesley Wolkman - book
Published by Wesley Wolkman.
Quadri offset on several paper qualities, 96 pages, ft 16,5 x 23 cm.
© Wesley Wolkman (2008)
These guys are absolute weirdos! You should get this book. It's a masterpiece of troubled but genious minds ;-)