Book designers usually start with the content and wonder "What paper would this particular content require? Do I have a lot of images? A lot of text? Drawings and diagrams?".
To inspire designers we took the liberty of going topsy-turvy: we picked up a few of our beloved white and ivory papers and asked ourselves "what content and design would feature well on this paper"? Also, we wanted to question the assumption that some papers are old fashioned. Who uses laid paper nowadays? Bible publishers? Academic publishers for philosophy texts? We felt we needed to play with papers as if we saw them for the first time.
So we went out, did a lot of work and created an anthology of interpretations of papers for book blocks, which is what project 16 is all about. 16 is the number of pages of each section, 16 the different paper stocks involved, and 16 are the inspiring, outstanding designers from around the world that we chose to work with.
The first 8 Designers involved in Volume 1:
Studio Joost Grootens
Wijtntje Van Rooijen & Pierre Péronnet
Thomas Manss & Company
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