The SHV book was published almost 25 years ago at the one hundred year anniversary of SHV and ranks amongst the most spectacular books in the world. The Dutch (English) edition had a print run of 4,000 copies, the Chinese 500 copies. A large part of the print run rests in a safe. The book is sparingly gifted to business relations and has never been available to the public. It is likely the most expensive jubilee book ever published. The book is included in the collections of multiple museums, such as Meermano and the MoMa.
Art historian Johan Pijnappel and designer Irma Boom worked fulltime for five years on the book. It has 2,136 (without pagination) pp., is 11 cm thick and weighs 3.5 kilograms. Drukkerij Rosbeek in Nuth worked for three months only on this book.
Partly because of the numerous and sometimes hidden graphical finds that Irma Boom included in the book, it was crowned numerous times, both domestically and abroad. The 11 cm thick page edges show a blossoming tulip field viewed from one side, and seen from the other side it is a poem by Gerrit Achterberg (De Bolero van Ravel) that becomes visible. While browsing, looking and reading, the reader makes connections him/herself and so construct the one hundred year history of SHV. The eight ribbon markers are welcome tools.
The book is made for eternity: printed on paper made for 100% of cotton and water.
The Dutch version is white, though the more often it is handled, the title ‘SHV? What tomorrow?’ starts to appear in black.
The book will be thoroughly packaged and shipped by registered mail.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Angewandte Kunst, Grafisch, Kunst
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Irma Boom, Johan Pijnappel en Paul Fentener van Vlissingen
- SHV 1896-1996 (Think Book)
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- SHV Holdings, Utrecht, 1996
- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Limitierte Auflage
- 11×18 x 23 cm