Het mysterie van niks
After Het raadsel van alles wat leeft (The riddle of all that lives) and Het wonder van jou en je biljoenen bewoners (The miracle of you and your billions of residents) by Jan Paul Schutten and Floor Rieder, the last volume of this non-fiction trilogy entitled Het mysterie van niks en oneindig veel snot (The mystery of Nothing and Infinite Snot) appears Mid-November. This time the central issue is the origin of the universe. To illustrate this book Floor Rieder had to immerse herself in the world of quantum mechanics, black holes and the Higgs-bosons.
No easy matter but a tremendous challenge to illustrate all this comprehensively and in a tongue-in-cheek manner. For this topic a deep-blue linen book binding was selected. The front cover has a screen print with white and dark blue on Kraft paper and for the book interior, in addition to black, three Pantone colors were chosen: gold, fluorine orange and dark blue. The book is gilt-edged. The design is done by Suzanne Nuis with whom Floor ‘could wonderfully take decisive actions’ as it says in the word of thanks.