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Happy Kids
BOOK DESIGN

Remember when you were a kid?
Just a happy kid.
Like the girls in this book.
Oh, time flies.

But why don’t they smile?
They are all dressed up.
Perfect pictures.
Oh, time lies.

This book is a representation of the work of Smith De Westelinck as a large format analogue photographer. He made a great number of portraits of girls at peculiar locations. Although often well-dressed in elegant and particularly colorful outfits, they show an apathy and disconnect from their environment.  

 

The result is a comfortably sized hardcover book with pink details all over. Pink linnen with pink hotfoil, pink binding thread, a pink headband and pink typography.

Pictures by Studio Chloki

©  Tina De Souter 2021