Ingenious, brave, impressive and absolutely unique. It's terms like these that are often used when the work of graphic designer Joost Grootens is discussed. His books about art, architecture and urban spaces all share an analytical, sober approach to the subject matter.
With his Metropolitan World Atlas, he won a gold medal at the 2006 Most beautiful books of the world competition in Leipzig, Germany.
Grootens designs his own printing colors to avoid standard grids, and carefully chooses his paper. For him, the physical experience of handling a book is part of the message.
Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering
Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
Director: Noud Holtman
Camera: Pierre Rezus
Sound: Eric Leek
Editor: Dominique Kools
Colour Correction: Maurik de Ridder
Music/Sound Design: Pastelle Music
Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Commissioned by DutchDFA
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