Joost Grootens
nai010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2011, 2nd edition, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
10.6 x 8.7 inches, paperback, 112 pages, 100 color illustrations
ISBN: 9789064507199
Suggested Retail Price: $31.90

From the Publisher. The second edition of I swear I use no art at all includes Book 101, which describes the design and production of the first edition and reveals the whereabouts of its 1,000 copies. This book displays and dissects the career and design motives of graphic designer Joost Grootens. In systematic and neutral fashion it charts the first hundred books designed by Grootens over the past ten years. In the first section, "10 years," Grootens uses timelines, lists, and graphs to map the course of his career as a designer, the people he worked with, and the places where the work wwas undertaken. In "100 books," the designer dissects his book designs. He details the grids, formats, paper stocks, colors, and typefaces, but also charts the books’ structure and composition. "18,788 pages" shows at actual size a selection of spreads from books designed by Grootens, including the internationally acclaimed atlases.

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