• Catalogue of small things – Typesetter’s case

    As a starting point and subject for the catalogue, I have chosen my typesetter’s case with its content. This use of the typesetter’s case in this way, origins of a 1970s phenomenon, where kitsch knick-knacks and figures held in these boxes where a permanent part of a living room. It is a long-standing collection and some (travel) stories are hidden behind it. The catalogue is divided into parts; The cover contains half the letterbox ordered by item number, followed by a page with half the letterbox ordered on object images, than half of the index, then half the image essay, categories with object descriptions and images, object descriptions, in the middle of the book categories emerge, again followed by object descriptions, categories with object descriptions and images, the other half of the image essay, the index, the letterbox on object images and on the back of the cover the other half of the typesetter’s case ordered by object number. The columns are also divided by this subdivision. The series looks as follows from the index on: 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3. All texts are displayed in Bertolds Akzidenz Grotesk font. This has been a conscious choice because the Akzidenz Grotesk was the first widely used scriptless font, another forerunner of the Helvetica where the imperfections of the Akzidenz were eliminated. I think this fits well with the original typesetter’s case. The same number sizes have been retained for the item numbers (23 pt) throughout the book. The texts consist of object descriptions and often some longer stories. Boldness of the letter and the different interlinings of these two different texts are set so that it seems to have the same density everywhere. Often the categories are different, but sometimes they are the same and are put in another subcategory. Also, certain objects appear in the catalogue several times. For the format I chose A3. This is almost the size of a letterbox. Also the paper (Cycle offset, 115 grams) adds to the vintage feel of the typesetter’s case. Specifications: Format A3+ 72 pages Full color print Inside 115 gr2 Cyclus offset Cover 135 gr2 Cyclus offset Perfect bound