What can be more important to us than our eyes – our ability to see? The exterior of this intensely and excitingly composed book with its red matrix dots together with the Dutch word OOG creates the strong impression of a face. Its interior presents photographs of the building and of the patients documenting everyday life in the clinic. The oldest rendition of an eye, a drawing by Hunayn Ibn Ishag from the year 850, as well as portraits from today – magical pictures – join with the text to leave a convincing and powerful impression from beginning to end. Everything is placed within the format with sensitivity and a good sense of rhythm.
donderdag 13 januari 2011
OOG / EYE Rotterdam Eye Hospital Graphic Design Irma Boom Company Photography
From the Stiftung Buchkunst award citation: