1 - 21 November 2018, 00:00
Private view: 5pm, Thursday 1 November
This exhibition, in correspondence with the international research conference 'Decriminalising Pattern' on 17-18 November 2018, focuses on the practice, tradition and art form of the endpaper and related book ornamentation as a meaningful part of current book design and design experience.
Central to the exhibition is a specially commissioned visual response by the Dutch illustrator/designer Hansje van Halem to a series of exemplary endpapers from the collection of master printer, publisher Jan de Jong (publishing house De Buitenkant).
Their unique collaboration, which presents an experimental and contemporary approach, is a main driver of the new wave of patterning and ornamentation within design in The Netherlands. This work will be contextualised by examples of the Kaba-design of graphic designer Bram de Does (1934-2015) and examples of current international endpapers submitted to the research conference.