Margaret Lansink — The Kindness of One

Winner Best Dutch Book Design 2019
From the jury review
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“The Kindness of One is an intuitive, personal exploration of how a Dutch consul and factory director helped thousands of Jewish refugees to escape to Japan from Lithuania in 1940. The story is understood as the impetus for a research project into the experiences of refugees – then and now – and the meaning of empathy and the small gesture.”

2016-2017
Photos by Margaret Lansink
Poetry by Rene van Hulst
Design by Akiko Wakabayashi
120 pages | 27 x 19 cm | Swiss-style binding
Paper: 250 gsm Materica Acqua + 100 gsm Cairn Eco White + 120 gsm Sunken Lynx Rough

Language: English (Japanese, Lithuanian and Dutch translations available)

€ 40,00 + shipping

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“Although the book is printed only in black and silver, it gives the impression of many nuances of colour. An effect ingeniously achieved through the use of two different types of papers for the body: brown-grey Cairn and lighter Munken Lynx Rough. A choice also prompted by a more concrete motivation: the Lithuanian half of the story is told on Munken; the Japanese half on Cairn.”

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“The tactile difference between the two papers is utilised to the full to enrich the experience of reading and looking with the sense of touch. Combined with the soft blue-grey paper of the cover, this creates lovely, rich shades of cohesion throughout the project. Painstakingly printed and soundly bound as a Swiss brochure, which means it opens beautifully. A book can be a report on an experience, research or art project – or it can itself be both the experience and the artwork. As is the case here, and with sublime results.”


Collector’s special edition of 50
Boxset | signed & numbered by the authors

Handmade box with silkscreen print on the outside
Two fine art archival pigment prints 14 x 18 cm, signed & numbered by Margaret Lansink
Silkscreen poem on handmade washi paper 14 x 18 cm, signed & numbered by Rene van Hulst

€ 175,00 + shipping

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Margaret Lansink — The Kindness of One

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