In 2020, Wout de Vringer handled the book design for Borealis: trees and people of the northern forest. The project was initiated by photographer Jeroen Toirkens and journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius, who travelled to these forests, looking for the stories of the people living there. Their mission turned into eight very different journeys, to Norway, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Alaska, and Russia. The book was published in conjunction with the exhibitions Borealis, life in the woodsat Fotomuseum Den Haag, the Netherlands, and Anchorage Museum, Alaska, United States. A limited cassette edition was produced as a crowdfunding project.
The light weight of the paper creates beautiful transparencies and makes the grid of images and text appear, reminiscent of the delicacy of snow. The typography pairs BVH Baldinger with Scala.