Youxiantang Collection of Chinese Art

2016

The Youxiantang Collection is a collection of Chinese Antiquities in Johannesburg and is the result of the lifetime obsession and pursuit of the collector, Johann Kritzinger.

Johann Kritzinger entrusted us with the design of the book about his impressive collection, which took him and his daughter 7 years to research, write and edit. The design is elegant and minimal to compliment the beautifully photographed images of the collection. At over 300 pages the project was a large undertaking. We were responsible for the book design, layout, typesetting and print management.

The book was printed lithographically and hand bound in Black Brillianta fabric, with the title debossed on the spine and the silhouette of a horse debased on the cover. The book is finished with black head and tail bands as well as black end papers.

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Youxiantang Collection book design cover
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