Can you feel it?

Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary

Freek Lomme (Ed.)


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Hands reaching and feeling, noses sniffing, eyes scrolling: the magic at book shops and at book fairs is also very much a tactile one. But what exactly is the tactile, in a world in which a rising technocracy exploits the designed environment we feel? Who authorizes and who writes, what tradition do we stand in and how can we touch base?

This reader explores how our interaction with printed matter affects us through theory, thoughts, and practices in the field of graphic design, materiality, philosophy, science and art. Although the core of this book rests upon theory and thoughts, with eight writings from scientists and philosophers to a paper-specialist and art writers, this book also compiles practice-based experiments by six international artists and includes animated introductions of printing techniques in the form of fictionalized characters.


Edited with introduction and afterword by Freek Lomme
Text by Lars Bang Larsen, Christopher Breu, Johanna Drucker, Alessandro Ludovico, Esther Krop, Rik Peters, Marieke Sonneveld.
Artists: Sema Bekirovic (NL), Matthieu Blanchard (FR), Lieven De Boeck(BE), Frederic Geurts (BE), Ulrike Mohr (DE),Thomas Rentmeister (DE).
Author of fictional interviews: Juliette Pepin


  • Typesoftcover
  • Dimensions148 x 105 mm / 6 x 4 inch
  • Pages192
  • ISBN978-90-832706-0-9
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release date20220917
  • BindingSewn-glued
  • PaperInside 144 pp EOS 80 grs (A) 48 pp Maxi Gloss 130 grs(B) Cover 2x4 pp Starline Greyback 250 grs(C)
  • Edition1000
  • Color(A) 1/1 1 pms (B) 32 pp 1/1 in different pms (B) 16 pp 4/4 fc. (C) 1/1 black/1 pms.
  • PrinterRaddraaier, Amsterdam (NL)
  • FontITC Century Std and Akzidenz Grotesk Pro
  • Image specs10 full color, 10 b/w and 12 duotone images
  • Detailsspine covered with Brillianta linnen purple 4118 with silkscreen in 1 colour