A Portrait of the Most Powerful Man in the World Through His Own Words
Right on time for election day, studio lindhorst-emme published a book, which could be seen like a summary of the concerning past four years in America. To overtrump oneself or others does not necessarily have negative connotations. It also means to get the maximum out of oneself, to constantly better ones standing, and to learn from what has come before.
Overtrump is a collection of quotations, but does not intend to give an opinion, but rather to show a broad sampling of Trump’s verbalizations and thus of his thinking, and ultimately leave it to the reader to create their own picture. The facts (or the quotations) that make up this picture are often contradictory: they impress, shock, surprise, amaze, amuse, provoke anger, sadden, or leave one incredulous and confused.
The book collects 58 quotations with their sources and partly background information on 128 red colored and thread-bound book pages. The design is based on a classic poetry book and is intended to provoke the greatest possible distance between content and appearance. Comparable to what is printed in relation to real reality. The author says about the book that “(t)he publication does not claim to be a literary masterpiece. In my imagination it is a small object that is fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously, is beautiful to look at and can be found at illustrious evenings in shared kitchens or as toilet literature.”
While Donald Trump says: “I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very intelligent.” (Fortune, April 3rd, 2000)
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” (Campaign Rally, June 15th, 2015)
“ […] And I then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way you can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning.” (Press Conference White House, April 24th, 2020)
Editor: Sven Lindhorst-Emme
Design: studio lindhorst-emme
Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Volume: 128 Pages
Format: 10.8 × 16.5 cm
Paper: two-color Pantone Cover and red dyed Paper inside
Price: 12.95 Euro
Photography: Ina Schoof