When living in New York, my favorite bookshop called McNally Jackson, had this new Book Espresso Machine where you could print your own book. I decided to do so and created the first version of These 5 Years (in black and white), a small book with space for thoughts and humour that makes you think about the next 5 years in your life. In these times of the digital, the throw-away, the instant, it feels like we are missing out on permanence. Five years on paper has weight, a slowness and simplicity. Back in Belgium, I found a publisher interested in the book and six months later, the second version (two colors) was published.
The black and white edition is still available at McNally Jackson.
The color version is available in most bookshops in Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Leuven in Belgium. For more info about points of sale: Exhibitions International. (2012)