Congratulations to all our friends who have been selected for The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021. We are very proud to have printed 8 of your creations.
4 a.m. by Paul Cupido, designed by Akiko Wakabayashi
Dismantled Language by Jorge Mendez Blake, designed by Mainstudio.
A Poison Tree by Natasja Kensmil, designed by Esther Krop.
The Artistic Annual Report MOMENTUM OF LIGHT for Zumtobel, by Iwan Baan and Francis Kéré, designed by Haller Brun.
Kill The Pig for Masahisa Fukase Archives, designed by Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder, Christian Knöpfel).
De Norbertinessen van Sint-Catharinadal, designed by Willem van Zoetendaal.
Hedda by Fin Serck-Hanssen, edited by Tommaso Speretta and designed by Mevis & Van Deursen with Line Arngaard.
The Landscape of Affordances by Erik Rietveld and Ronald Rietveld (RAAAF), designed by Ricky Rijkenberg.
Additionally, 7 books have been selected by the student jury of De Best Verzorgde Boeken, including Kill The Pig, '4 a.m.', Zumtobel and Dismantled Language:
The DAE Graduation Catalogue Design Academy Eindhoven, designed by studio (wibke) bramesfeld.
Melkweg 50 Lichtjaren for Melkweg Amsterdam, concept and design by Van Lennep, Amsterdam.
Robby Müller - Flora - Polaroid by Andrea Müller-Schirmer, designed by Linda van Deursen (Mevis & van Deursen).
The complete selection will be on show at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, September 2022.
Coming [date], we are leaving our place at Mauritskade and will move from East to West Amsterdam! Just in time for our new, and bigger, printing press with no less than five colours. You can find our new address on the homepage of our website.
As of today, you can follow us on Instagram (@robstolk.amsterdam) where we share the latest news from the print shop. We think it is a nice way to give an insight into the production process, the printing industry and important events, who our customers are and of course the final product. We take our own photos and for the product photography we have a mini studio set up in the printing house.
"The book Spul, about the archaeological finds made during the construction of the North/South Line in Amsterdam, is currently the most beautiful book in the world. That is the opinion of the Stiftung Buchkunst Leipzig, where they have chosen the most beautiful book every year since 1963. The international jury chose from 600 submissions from 34 countries." Source: Het Parool.
13,000 finds in 600 pages of 36.5 x 24.3 cm. That is Spul (Stuff), designed by Willem van Zoetendaal, with photography by Harold Strak, and an introduction by city archaeologist Jerzy Gawronski who also documented the excavations. Printed in 2018.
Since founder and owner Rob Stolk suddenly passed away in 2001, the company was adrift in turbulent graphic times. Starting from [date] 'Drukkerij Rob Stolk' becomes 'drukkerij robstolk amsterdam'. The printing house remains on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam where the new owners Tanneke Janssen and Jacqueline van As want to expand the printing house and let the company grow.
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