The Jaunt Book 002


The new and second book from the Jaunt documents the creative process of 40 artists traveling all over the world. During these 40 inspiring trips the artists take photo’s, write stories, draw in their sketchbooks and eventually make a design for a limited edition artwork. The book chronicles each stage of this process.

The Jaunt creates opportunities and possibilities for artists. The project allows artists to travel the world and find inspiration – not just during the trip, but lasting inspiration that hopefully permeates their entire artistic practise. The Jaunt’s mission is to catalyse progress and feed fresh insight into the creative process of our artists. The first step in this process is taking the artist out of their comfort zone and allowing them experience completely new surroundings.

The concept is simple: The Jaunt finds an artist and send them on a trip to anywhere in the world that they have never been before. The artist then soaks up all of the local impressions and inspirations at their destination. From freshly brewed local coffee to small boutiques, neoclassical architecture, overcrowded tourist sights or whatever else comes across their path. The artists also document their adventures and impressions in a travel blog that can be followed online, which gives even more insight into the artist’s perspective. Each destination and artist is different, making each trip truly unique.

The books are made in co-operation with Jeroen Smeets & Jimme Bakker who took on the Art Direction of the book and translated all 40 trips in an easy to read book, the printing good guys from Wilco Art Books who translated the design in to printed pages, and last but not least the bookbinding magician Fopma Wier who worked together with us to build this handmade hardcover book from scratch.

Together with three of the artists we worked on three special edition versions in an edition of 250. Parisian based illustrator Tom Haugomat who visited the island of Yakushima, Japan translated the grandness of nature in to the design for his special edition book, Chicagoan painter Laura Berger who travelled to Lima, Peru designed a balanced cover in her well recognizable color palette and Atlanta based artist Hense who travelled to Ring of Kerry, Ireland used some colorful shapes to design his limited edition cover.

This handmade hardcover book consists of 324 full color pages with the travel diaries from,

Raymond Lemstra (Seoul, South Korea), Cleon Peterson (Athens, Greece), Andrea Wan (Seyðisfjörður, Iceland), Daniel Frost (Glacier Express, Switzerland), Job Wouters (Møkster, Norway), Cody Hudson (Mexico City, Mexico), Louis Reith (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Evan Hecox (Utrecht, The Netherlands), AKACorleone (Catania, Sicily, Italy), Tim Biskup (Caye Caulker, Belize), Scott Albrecht (Masaya, Nicaragua), Lennard Kok (Dublin, Ireland), Nigel Peake (Scilly Isles, United Kingdom), Sigrid Calon (Shanghai, China), Joost Stokhof (Moscow, Russia), Hyland Mather (Haifa, Israel), Graphic Surgery (Tallinn, Estonia), Joram Roukes (Orcas Island, Washington, USA), Jean Jullien (Marfa, Texas, USA), Monica Ramos (Jaipur, India), Collin van der Sluijs (Lastovo, Croatia), Morcky (Belgrade, Serbia), Laura Berger (Lima, Peru), Kristin Texeira (Newfoundland, Canada), Vincent de Boer (Krakow, Poland), Merijn Hos (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA), Andrea Wan (Kathmandu, Nepal), Tom Haugomat (Yakushima, Japan), Hense (Ring of Kerry, Ireland), Troy Lovegates (Valencia, Spain), Olimpia Zagnoli (Tromsø , Norway), Hedof (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Mike Perry (Catskills, New York, USA), Niels Shoe Meulman (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic), Atelier Bingo (Folegandros, Greece), Ekta (Lisbon, Portugal), William LaChance (Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA), Stephen Smith (Nida, Lithuania), Cody Hudson (Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica)

The Book (CP012)

  • Hardcover book
  • 170 x 240 mm, 324 pages
  • Offset printed on 120 grams Munken Crystal Rough paper
  • Offset printed linnen cover in 4 different designs
  • Embossed spines made with Winter & Company metal mesh paper
  • 3 special artist editions limited to 250 numbered copies
  • ISBN 9789083022130