Leipzig Gold!

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The Best Dutch Book Designs 2018 selection comes out top in international vote. News came today that no fewer than four books in the Best Dutch Book Designs 2018 have …

Exhibition and catalogue

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The annual exhibition of the 33 Best Dutch Book Designs in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has been opened. Visitors have the possibility to hold the books in their hands. It is one of the most beloved features of this exhibition.Part of the opening tradition is the honoring of the creators, designers, lithographers, printers and binders…

Student selection

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31 books are selected by a panel of students of art academies. They have seen and discussed a total of 342 entries, just as the professional jury has done. You can find the selection by using the Student button at the top of this page.At the end of September a catalogue will be published in…

Exposition and catalogue

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For the first time this year the 33 Best Dutch Book Designs are on public display at the Stedelijk Museum. This afternoon the exhibition will be opened and the creators, designers, lithographers, printers and binders are being honoured.The catalogue is designed by Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma. Leading principle in their design is the equivalence…

Travelling in China

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The Best Dutch Book Designs 2016 are travelling through China. The following cities shall be the host of this travelling exhibition:27th September – 6th October: Beijing14th October – 11th November: Chongqing12th Nov – 26th Nov , Guangzhou1st December – 16 December: Hongkong17 December – early January 2018: Chengdu [photograph: Anna Desiree Adema, Dutch consul general…

Registration

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The next chance to be part of the competition will be the edition of 2017. At the end of this year (medio November) the registration shall be open again. The fee will be € 75 for the first book and € 50 for the following books. Students at academies and colleges, and new graduates, can…

student selection

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As of last year a student panel is installed consisting of five students from art academies. This year ArtEZ University of the Arts, Design Academy, Royal Academy of the Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Werkplaats Typografie were participants. The students – Anna Lenczewska, Audrey Quaranta, Irene Stracuzzi, Jan van der Kleijn and Michiel Terpelle -…

33 Best Dutch Book Designs

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Publishers, commisioners, designers, printers and binders have submitted 298 books in total. 33 books distinguished themselves conspicuously by their editorial choices, graphic design, treatment of images and text, choice of material and technical workmanship.The panel of judges consists this year of designers Yolanda Huntelaar and Remco van Bladel, Freek Kuin (creative director Robstolk printers), Eelco…

Shanghai – Beijing – Moscow

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The Best Book Designs from the Netherlands and Flanders are travelling around the world. They were exhibited at the Shanghai Book Fair (end of August) and the Russian National Book Festival ‘Zhar-Kniga’ (September 19 till 26). This week the books are still on display in Beijing where the Design Week is held.Often the organizing institute…

Students are getting involved

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The new policy of the Stichting The Best Book Designs is cranking up the exchange of ideas and experience between the next generation of book makers and the established order.As part of this change in policy, this year saw entry fees waived for students at academies and colleges, and for new graduates. The books made…

Catalogue by Irma Boom availabe

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The brand new catalogue The Best Book Designs from the Netherlands and Flanders 2015 | De Best Verzorgde Boeken van Nederland en Vlaanderen is available!It is a typical Irma Boom product: powerful in all its simplicity. The book excells in great tactility thanks to the 60gsm paper (IBO ONE supplied by Igepa) that has been…

Dutch-Flemish selection on display

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The cultural season has started! One of the highlights is the exhibition of The Best Book Designs from the Netherlands and Flanders at the Stedelijk Museum. The books can be held and looked into. The exhibition runs until Sunday 30th October.This year is a special edition: in addition to 33 Dutch books there are 17…

Awards at Leipzig

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March 7, 2016The international panel of Best Book Design from all over the World has decided to grant 4 awards to the Dutch and Flemish Best Book Designs. The first prize, the Golden Letter goes to Other Evidence: Blindfold (published and designed by Titus Knegtel; printed by Tielen).The Silver Medal is granted to Brick (Jan…

The Best Dutch and Flemish Book Designs 2015

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The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2015 are known!This year we are proud to present a special selection of 33 Dutch and 17 Flemish books. Because the Netherlands and Flanders are Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 the Flemish Publishers Association and our organisation have worked together to reach a joined competition.Publishers,…

New catalogue 2014

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The new catalogue The Best Dutch Book Designs 2014 De Best Verzorgde Boeken is for sale. It has become a small robust jewel of 612 pages that opens nicely. Presented are the 33 books selected by this year’s jury in words and images. The catalogue has been designed by the young designer duo Haller Brun…

Where? At the Stedelijk

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Since Saturday September 5 they are on show again at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, the books belonging to the annual selection of Best Dutch Book Designs. This time it’s all about the judges’ choice of books from The Netherlands that appeared in 2014. The exhibition will last until Sunday October 25.The Best Dutch Book Designs…

Esther Scholten will be the new director

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Esther Scholten will become the new director of the Best Dutch Book Designs. She is the successor of Just Enschedé, who has been the competition’s director for 18 years. In 1998 he stood at the cradle of the Best Dutch Book Designs Foundation, a cooperation between professional organisations in the Dutch book and printing industries…