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Virtual Art Book Fair

Rafaël Rozendaal Exhibition

Verslingerd! 30 jaar zingen, schuren en zagen

Jan Baeke, Maria Barnas, Arie van den Berg, Tsead Bruinja, Maria van Daalen, Rudolf Geel, Piet Gerbrandy, Elma van Haren, Wim Hofman, Peter Holvoet-Hanssen, Sasja Janssen, Hester Knibbe, Anton Korteweg, Wiel Kusters, Gerry van der Linden, Thomas Möhlmann, George Moormann, Ewoud Sanders, Peter Verhelst

Prose, poetry or graphic novels

Haarlem-based poetry laboratory De Zingende Zaag (The Singing Saw) came up with some colourful bunting to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. Literally: as this 12-metre long combination of flatbook and leporello (the longest in the world according to the makers) can be hung up just as it is. An ingenious system of pages glued nose-to-tail results in a perfectly hinged string of zigzag bunting that folds neatly into a book block presenting the 42 colourful publications puzzled together by the poetry laboratory over the past thirty years. With highlighted poems, reviews and texts written for the occasion in bold retro colours reminiscent of the cover art of ’80s Dutch pop sensations Doe Maar and festive, chaotic design based around the motif of the saw tooth. Book design as clowning. Impossible to improve.

Publisher: De Zingende Zaag Producties, Haarlem
Concept and design: Studio Hendriksen, Amsterdam; George Moormann, Haarlem

Category: Prose, poetry or graphic novels
Editor: George Moormann
Language: Dutch
Photographer/ fotograaf: Ton van der Heide
Image editor: George Moormann
Designer: Studio Hendriksen, Amsterdam
Lithographer: Zwaan Lenoir, Wormerveer
Printer: Zwaan Lenoir, Wormerveer
Binder: J. Voetelink & Zoon, Haarlem
Font: Maison Neue (Milieu Grotesque)
Size in mm: 170 x 225 x 40 (leporello: 12.24 meter)
Number of pages: 144
Print run: 333
Price: € 125
ISBN: 979 90 74183 31 4
Paper for interior: 250gsm Edixion Offset (Antalis)
Binding style: Combination of flatbook and leporello
Special features: The longest literary leporello in the world. J. Voetelink & Zoon is the only company in Europe with a machine that can make such a book.