Anniversary book 30 years Kunsthal Rotterdam
This beautifully designed anniversary book highlights the Kunsthal from 30 different perspectives through 30 personal stories. Among others Mayor Aboutaleb, an enthusiastic visitor of the Naked Tour, the couple that married in the Kunsthal and actor Pierre Bokma are featured. Supplemented with beautiful essays and extraordinary photo series.
Stang: ”At the Kunsthal, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and for which I have been working for about 28 years, I went to pick up the anniversary book that I designed and for which Anneke dotted all the i’s and she can tell you there were a lot of dots, we have been working together for many years, especially when it comes to books. I once sat next to Anneke and with the Kunsthal book on her screen and I wanted some things different, she had a nice comment that I won’t soon forget, ‘you design like an illustrator, it’s not a silkscreen’. That texts and pictures are upside down and sideways was an idea of Tessie who took on the whole book trajectory, you walk through the Kunsthal literally going in a different direction each time, so is the book, you have to turn the book to read it. There are far too many hours in the process of making such a book, but it has become a big party book with screen printing and fluorescent ink and yarn, and it is now on sale in the bookshop of the Kunsthal.”
Graphic design: Stang and Anneke van der Stelt, editing: Annemarie Nycolaas, Sabine Parmentier and Tessie Loeff, final editing: Sandra Evers and Anna Kerkhoff, lithography: Marc Gijzen, printing: Tuijtel and screen printing: Hofmans zeefdrukkerij.