Extase is a publication of an essay by Arnon Grunberg. It is an analysis of different aspects and forms of love, desire, ecstasy and destruction. Graphic designers Eva Moulaert and Salome Schmuki conceived an image montage as a parallel narrative to the text. To achieve a particular sensual experience of text and image, the designers chose to use the risograph printing technique (production in close collaboration with Knust in Nijmegen).
Graphic designer Eva Moulaert (1983, BE) is part of the Brussels based design collective Dear Reader. She studied at Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Sint-Lucas, Gent and was a Post-Graduate Design Research participant at Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (2007/2008). Currently she teaches at the Graphic design department at Sint-Lucas, Gent.
Graphic designer Salome Schmuki (1979, CH) works independently in Brussels and Zürich. She studied at Zurich University of the Arts, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and was a Post-Graduate Design Research participant at Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (2007/2008).
Cactus Inside Frog Johann Kauth produced his book Cactus Inside Frog in April this year during a residency at the stencil printing workshop KNUST, Nijmegen. Cactus Inside Frog is an (approximately) A3 sized book of 30 pages; stencil printed, in 22 colours and it comes in 4 differently coloured covers: green, blue, brown or black. The pages are a hotchpotch of cranky collages that take the possibilities of their means of reproduction to its limits in scope of lucid colours and lush pattern: a piece of densely packaged joy of printing.
Johann Kauth graduated in 2010 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He spends most of his time making posters and flyers for the concerts he organizes around the city, volunteering at the “Stencilkelder” print workshop and playing music with friends and by himself.
Utilité Ellen Korth’s book Utilité is about forty persons who love their craft; people who weave, felt, embroider, make lace or, in many cases, knit. The book is a monumental dedication to handicraft. Ellen Korth visited more than forty men and women at their homes. She interviewed them and documented their environments and activities. These interviews and the photographs she took, together with samples of their handy work are captured in the spreads and folded pages of the publication Utilité.
Ellen Korth is a photographer, born in The Hague, the Netherlands. She studied at Hochschule für Gestaltung Basel and lives and works in Germany and the Netherlands. She exhibits internationally.
The Man in the House In 2009 Basje Boer and Ruth van Beek stayed in Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, Friesland. During this residency they made the book The House with the Eagle. The publication is put together in an associative manner, consisting of a series of images and text by Basje Boer. The Man in the House is a sequel to this publication. This time the book consists of an image sequence in the shape of a leporello and a separate text booklet.
Basje Boer studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. In 2006 her collection of short stories Kiestoon was published by De Arbeiderspers. Some of her new stories were recently published in literary magazines such as De Revisor, Hollands Maandblad and Lava. Recent poems were published on the online poetry magazine Krakatau. Recently some of her pictures and drawings were presented at the Amsterdam Centre for Photography.
Ruth Van Beek graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2002. This photographer mainly works in found footage and collage. Her work is exhibited internationally, in The Netherlands a.o. at Van Zoetendaal Gallery, FOAM, Seelevel Gallery and published in various books and magazines.