Ruben de la Rive Box

Met Weinig Woorden

Collection of poems

After my grandfather passed away I couldn’t think of anything more pleasing and comforting than to design a booklet with a selection of his poets.

Reading through his poems and trying to find a visual expression of his gentle words made me feel close to him and I could almost hear his warm well spoken words filling the space he left behind.

The title of the book – Met Weinig Woorden, which means With Few Words implies that you don’t need to say a lot in order to express a lot. Designing the book I tried to do exactly this; express my love for him with the most subtle gestures.