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Stichting Nachtwerk (Nachtwerk Foundation), The Netherlands.

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

€4,552 (US$6,100)

Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

216 mm × 171 mm (8.5 in × 6.75 in)

Page Count


Paper Stock

Pionier Houtvrij Offset (110gr.) and Cyclus Kringloop Offset (80gr.)

Number of Colors

2: Black and PMS 485c



Sewn Binding (paperback), with open spine stitch



The two color book for the experimental open-air opera Drebbel, about the inventor Cornelis Drebbel also includes the use of custom stamps on the cover and a few inside pages. To finish it up, a handmade black felt dust jacket was produced.

Drebbel - Het Volmaakte Rood ---
Drebbel - Het Volmaakte Rood ---

While we did not cover in detail all of the pieces in the project, here is a glimpse at the range of items produced. Among them a silk screened t-shirt, tote bags, a DVD and its package.

Drebbel - Het Volmaakte Rood


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Drebbel - Het Volmaakte Rood


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Nivard Thoes
Designer, Art Director, Editor: Nivard Thoes
Illustrations, Art Work: Peter Thoes, Nivard Thoes
Photography: Nivard Thoes, Katharina P�hlmann & Jorn Thoes



Printer: Drukkerij SLINGER BV
Binding: Boekbinderij PATIST BV
Production: Stichting Nachtwerk, Loliet Albrechts

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 8, 2009


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