https://vimeo.com/37319179 (by P.v.d.B.)
Book Design: Teun VAN DER HEIJDEN ('Heijden's
Leporello (accordeon style) in slipcase,
16,5 x 22 x 2,5 cm., 140 pp., color ills., English, Ltd. to 500 copies.
"Pieter van den Boogert shows us the world of the clothing industry. He travelled to Bangladesh to photograph examples of production; he worked in The Netherlands and gives us an insight behind the scenes of fashion shows and big department stores. Because of the fact that people in the West want to by their clothes as cheap as possible, people in the production countries have to work for almost nothing. Finally Pieter followed the clothing to Ghana where it is sold as second hand goods but also showing us that more and more we in the West use Africa as our garbage dump.
The book is designed for Pieter van den Boogert’s graduation at the KABK, The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Printed in a limited edition of 500." (Heijdens Karwei)
"An accordion fold between two substantial boards shows us the perpetuum mobile of the endless cycle of fashion: a single continuous story, a single unending process of manufacture, consumption and disposal, a tale that leads from interminable labour in the sweatshops of Bangladesh to insatiable consumerism in the West until the mountains of discarded clothes find their way back in bales and containers to the Third World.
It is an obscene process that is indicted in this book, though the indictment is packaged in a form that refrains from screaming from the rooftops.
Photographer and designer give us a visual narrative that speaks for itself – though a brief verbal account of the journey is added at the end. The panel found content and form nicely balanced and praised the general lack of pretension.
Bronze medal, Best Book Design from all over the World, Leipzig 2012" (Best Dutch Bookdesign)
Ein edokumenarische Arbeit über den Kreislauf in der Kleidungsindustrie. Pieter van den Boogert folgt den Kleidungsstücken rund um den Globus und dokumentiert dadurch den Wirtschaftskreislauf, den die Waren von der Fertigung in Billiglohnländern über en Verkauf in der westlchen Welt (Europa, USA) bis hin zur Zeit-, Dritt-, Viertverwendung (usw.) wieder in den ärmsten Ländern nehmen.
Das im Akkordeonstyle gefertigte Buch ist auch in Parr/Badgers 'The Photobook. A History, Vol.3' vertreten.