The First Book Printed – in the Digital Era- On Hemp Paper


Industrial hemp has seen a steady rediscovery in past decades. Are we experiencing a breakthrough moment for this extremely versatile and sustainable crop? It needs little water, no pesticides, yet absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide during growth, provides housing, medicine, textiles and jobs. Can hemp contribute to a system reset? German photographer and climate impact storyteller Maren Krings set out on a six-year journey to examine how hemp can help create circular economies. Krings has photographed more than 200 projects in 26 countries on four continents and interviewed more than 80 industry experts. H IS FOR HEMP shows how various industries have changed to more sustainable versions already

H IS FOR HEMP by Maren Krings (2022)

Photography, Research, Interviews, Project: Maren Krings.

Story Doctor: Paulien Bakker.

Editorial & Book Design: Ricardo Báez.

Design Assistance for infographics and maps: Eddy Reinoso.

Typefaces in use: Monument Grotesk and Laica by ABC Dinamo Typefaces.

Photo Co-Editor & Concept Advisor: Paula Pedrosa.

Copy Editor: Alba León.

Proof Reader: Lise Brenner, Terri Curtis.

Printing & Binding: Elanders Print & Packaging

Hahnemühle Hemp Paper has been specially developed for this book.

Cover paper: Hahnemühle Hemp 280 gm printed on HP Indigo Commercial Press. Pages paper: Hahnemühle Hemp 80 gm printed on HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD.

Archival images provided by Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam-Barcelona.

1st limited edition of  700 copies.

ISBN 978-3-00-071719-2.

©All Rights Reserved, 2022. © Maren Krings for Photography & Research. 624 Pages (+400 images). 148 x 205 mm. Perfect binding.

BOOK IMAGES: @dbphotostudio / @mardejoss.

Maren Krings Photography
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