Previously featured in Thisispaper, design studio Our Polite Society, based in Amsterdam and Stockholm, created a book about examining the given opportunities by the book itself. The team of Our Polite Society collaborated with Paul Gangloff, in order to explore the forthcoming future of books.
Thanks to deep understanding of design, Joyce Guley and Jan Dirk de Wilde, the founders of Extrapool, an art gallery in the Netherlands, commissioned the studio to create a project with their newly acquired risograph printer. The final book, titled Our Form of Book, consists of four parts, more specifically Posters in the Streets, The Worker's Consciousness, The Consumer's Demand and Our Children's Reading, tackling the questions excerpted from the text of El Lissitzky, written in 1927.
Moreover, it provides a space for showing different approaches from guest editors, that may be adopted to investigate. It includes careful and observant analysis for those willing to explore and think outside of the box.
“Our Form of Book is about posters used as a medium for propaganda to be set in the size of a manageable book. It’s about Advices for Intellectual Labour, about having a method and maintaining a freshness of spirit. It’s about Persian Weaving and PDF’s, about risograph printers and prints. Our Form of Book is about paper, sticks and gnome planks and about dit and dat. It’s about graphic design, production, distribution, and about making books. About deconstruction and construction,” explained the designers.