Kama city as my decor
A photo book and ‘zine’ of work produced by Anne Claire de Breij, featuring portraits of neighbors, friends, still lifes during her 3 month stay at the former Senzu Elementary School, as part of The Future Residency in Kama City, Japan. Selected by the Student Jury: The Best Dutch Book Designs 2022. “Sketches from Kama City” is a ‘zine’ that serves as the backstory for the book “The Mukade and The Mountain.” All the images in this ‘zine’ were captured using a snapshot camera. The design of this ‘zine’ is a collage of memories, featuring people and places in Japan. The color explosion of the ‘zine’ serves as a contrast to the serene atmosphere of the book, reflecting the contrasting nature of Japan itself. The spreads are intuitively designed with vibrant shapes and colors, resulting in pages that feature sharp image combinations, akin to ACDB’s distinctive style. This creates an element of absurdity that is recognizable in ACDB’s work. The cover of the ‘zine’ features a juxtaposition of stacked images, creating a strong contrast with the typographic cover of the book. However, these two books form a cohesive whole, as placing them together enhances their layered effect.