The catalogue(s) were published on the occasion of the exhibition Show Yourself at the Design Museum Den Bosch. The museum was gifted two extensive collections – the jewellery collection of the museum’s previous director Yvònne Joris and the ceramic collection of designer and interior architect Benno Premsela.
The brief was to design separate publications for each collection which also can be combined in one volume. In bookstores the books of Premsela, respectively Joris are offered individually. A special jubilee edition, where the two publications are fitted into each other and kept together with a dust jacket, is available at the museum. Both are shown in this post.
The duality of the two publications is elaborated in black and white paper, smooth as opposed to rough cover board, and a straight-cut fore-edge for the Premsela cahier contrasting with an untrimmed and therefore pointed fore-edge for the Joris book. Large silver page numbers are placed prominently in the middle of the page to divide the English and Dutch texts.