Photo Patricia Steur 2008
My passion for books started at a young age. From 14 years old I have been working at various printing companies. I really enjoyed working there. Actually, it felt so good, that I eventually started my own printing company FLEVODRUK HARDERWIJK on my 30th. Specialised in the printing of art books, we have received various national and international prizes. The cherry on top came in 1999, when we where awarded by Sappi as 'Best printing company in the World'. In over 20 years, the printing company grew into one of the most talked-about and remarkable printing companies in the Netherlands, due to the special projects and collaborations.
‘I only make books with topics that touch me. Outstanding books, there lies my strength and passion’
Founder Steven Hond
Publisher / Book director
After years of working with books from the printing company, I decided to switch to the world of publishing. I wanted to be part of the design of books. In 2000 I started PS ITEMS publishing. A few years later, in 2007 I started D'JONGE HOND publishing what became the imprint Komma Publishing.
‘The 'comma', visualised in the logo of Komma Publishing is the connector between the books I have published and the books that still have to be created in the future’
Books that I have a personal passion for are the only books published by Komma Publishing. Over the years I have specialised in culinary, photography and art books. With a large network of specialists I am committed to make the most exceptional books that are regularly awarded. That can be book with a basic look, but with powerful content at the one hand and an extravagant limited edition on the other hand.