Roots

Roots is a series of Dutch language publications and aims at generating attention to the roots of Dutch graphic design culture.

Roots is a collaboration of [Z]OO productions and Wilco Art Books
and is wholeheartedly supported by BNO, Pictoright and Wim Crouwel Instituut.

50 Roots
So far, almost 50 ‘cahiers’, each dedicated to one of Dutch design’s masters, have been published:  about Paul Mertz, Walter Nikkels, Jan van Toorn, Benno Wissing, Henk Gianotten, Bob Noorda, Frans Spruijt, Harry Sierman, Gerrit Noordzij, Baer Cornet, Cor Rosbeek, Wim Crouwel, Susanne Heynemann, Kees Nieuwenhuijzen, Ad Werner, Hein van Haaren, Ootje Oxenaar, Guus Ros, Ben Bos, Simon den Hartog, Ben Harsta, Karel Treebus, Henk van Stokkom, Dick Bruna, Bart de Groot, Paul Hefting, Daphne Duijvelshoff van Peski, Rob Huisman, Will van Sambeek, Bart Boumans, Jaap Drupsteen, Hans Bockting, Anneke Huig, Anthon Beeke, Warren Lee, Henk de Vries, Paul Mijksenaar, Geert Setola, Hans Kentie, Jacques Peeters, Titus Yocarini, Swip Stolk en Peter te Bos, Jelle van der Toorn Vrijthoff, Gerard Unger and Eugene Bay. www.zooproducties.nl/roots

Credits
Design: vanRixtelvanderPut designers

Portrait photography: Aatjan Renders
Editing: Sybrand Zijlstra
Paper: Arctic Paper Benelux
Print: Wilco Art Books (from Roots 36) / Lecturis (Roots 21 to 35) / Greve Offset (Roots 1 to 20)

Dutch Graphic Roots
To meet international demand for Roots, [Z]OO productions has started an English language website called ‘Dutch Graphic Roots’. Each first of the month a new written and illustrated portrait will be published online.

Credits
Portrait photography: Aatjan Renders
Editing in English: Ton Haak
Web design: vanRixtelvanderPut designers