I was impressed by the openness to share in dept knowledge about how to construct and design the information flow in books, how to invite co-authors in a strategic manner and how to come to the complete realization of such a project.
In order to do so they shared their network and Freek connected me to the best graphic designer I could wish for.
It was great to work with Onomatopee!
When Moore College of Art and Design invited me to do a Fellowship and suggested making a book, I asked friends about how they had gone about this. I heard horror stories from friends about publishers going bankrupt and throwing out their books, of book binding falling apart after a year, of printers using cheap ink that runs, and of artists having to mail thousands of books personally. And then, I heard about Onomatopee. They are successful because they have relationships of kindness and rigor with the designers, printers, and distributors, and they have a decade or more of experience and trust with those vendors. The result is a process and a book that Moore College of Art and Design and I are so proud of.
I recommend working with Freek / Onomatopee to all organizations, artists, and theorists who are aligned with values of transparency and generosity. Freek / Onomatopee was consistently transparent and direct in communicating about everything — providing an overview of the process of working together, supporting the conceptual development of the book, providing regular feedback, and knowing which approaches to design, printing, binding, and distribution would be most aligned with the content of the book. Working together, we created a high-quality book that is a conceptual work in and of itself.