Cover with green silkscreen on grey cardboard.
Embossed cover for the Contract book for Kettal outdoor furniture.
This weekend Yuri Veerman perform his work ‘Boekverbrandingen: een bloemlezing’ (Book burnings: an anthology) at Welcome to The Village. I designed this book. The publication contains fragments from twenty different books that have once been burned or banned because of their content. Among the books are: Alice in Wonderland, The Green Book, Animal Farm, The Anarchist Cookbook, Mein Kampf, American Psycho and Harry Potter.
The book has Japanese binding: a coded version of the text on the outside of the pages, and the original fragments on the inside. So to read the texts, the pages have to be torn open.
The history of the Sikkens Foundation starts with the foundation of the Sikkens Prize by the Sikkens management in 1959. Sikkens, a paint and varnish brand established in 1792, became a part of the AkzoNobel corporation in the 1960s. In 1972, all the Sikkens Prize activities and initiatives were joined together in the autonomous Sikkens Foundation.
Established in 1960, previous winners include Gerrit Rietveld (1960), Le Corbusier (1963), Donald Judd (1993) and Bridget Riley (2013). The most recent winner of the Sikkens Prize (2017) is Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.
The navigation for this website is based on colour to bring the different parts (winners archive Sikkens Prize / Mondrian Lectures and the Sikkens Foundation) together. See www.sikkensprize.org