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, commisioners, designers, printers and binders have submitted books that appeared in 2015 amounting to 410 books in total. They were judged by a Dutch-Flemish panel consisting of Carolien Glazenburg (curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Wouter Roelants (bookseller and publisher), Luc Derycke (designer, Ghent), Koen Brams (former director Jan van Eyck Academie & former chief editor De Witte Raaf) and Freek Kuin (creative director at printer robstolk®). Books in which one of the judges was involved were nominated for election by a shadow panel consisting of former Best Dutch Book Designs judges.

The books that they have selected distinguished themselves conspicuously by their editorial choices, graphic design, treatment of images and text, choice of material and technical workmanship.

Selection:

Guido Creemers – 100 topstukken, honderd verhalen

Design: Dion Boodts | Production: Drukkerij Leën, Schwind | Publisher: Gallo-Romeins Museum

Mihnea Mircan, Vincent W.J. van Gerven oei (ed.) – Allegory of the Cave Painting

Design: Remco van Bladel, Corine van der Wal | Production: Drukkerij Raddraaier, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Mousse Publishing

Elena Filipovic (ed.) – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/Travail/Arbeid

Design: Casier/Fieuws | Production: Graphius | Publisher:WIELS, Rosas en Mercatorfonds

Jan Peter Wingender – Brick. An Exacting Material

Design: Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat, Silke Koeck, Hanae Shimizu, Julie da Silva | Production: Drukkerij Robstolk®, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Architectura & Natura

Camille Morineau, Lucia Pesapane – Ceramix: from Rodin to Schütte

Design: Dune Luniel | Production: GBL, Printer Trento | Publisher: Bonnefantenmuseum, La Maison Rouge, Sèvres – Cité de la céramique, Uitgeverij Snoeck

Willem de Rooij. Character is Fate: Piet Mondrian’s Horoscope

Design: Ziga Testen | Production: Lecturis | Publisher: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Aernoud Bourdrez, Matthijs Brons – contract & commentaar
Design: Melle Hammer | Production: Wilco Printing & Binding, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Boom Juridische Publishers

Mihnea Mircan (samenst.) – Cross-Examinations
Design: Remco van Bladel, Andrea Spikker | Production: Drukkerij Raddraaier, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: MER. Paper Kunsthalle

Désirée van Hoek. Skid Row
Design: Mevis & Van Deursen | Production: Colour & Books, UNICUM by Gianotten, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Désirée van Hoek

Sylvain Piron – Dialectique du monstre
Design: The Theatre of Operations | Production: Drukkerij Mistral, Bema Graphics, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Zones Sensibles

Philippe Van Cauteren, Martin Germann (edit.) – Drawing. The Bottom Line
Design: Jurgen Persijn | Production: Graphius | Publisher: Mercatorfonds

Cees de Boer, Colin Huizing (samenst.) – herman de vries. to be all ways to be

Design: Remco van Bladel, Andrea Spikker | Production: Drukkerij Tienkamp, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Valiz en Mondriaan Fonds

Machiel Braaksma. Harrekrammele

Design: Machiel Braaksma | Production: Jan de Waard, Drukkerij CSL Digitaal, Machiel Braaksma | Publisher: Machiel Braaksma

Robert McCarter – Herman Hertzberger

Design: Beukers Scholma | Production: NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Abbringh | Publisher: nai010

Yvonne Jagtenberg – Hondje, de enige echte

Design: Ubald Seveke | Production: Drukkerij Proost |Publisher: Rubinstein

Georges Wildemeersch – Hugo Claus. De jonge jaren

Design: Gert Dooreman, Stijn Dams | Production: Wilco Printing & Binding | Publisher: Polis

Joeri De Bruyn, Maarten Van Acker, Filip Buyse et al.- In via veritas

Design: Lodewijk Joye | Production: Pixelbound, Die Keure | Publisher: Public Space

Antoon Melissen – Jan Schoonhoven

Design: Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat, Silke Koeck | Production: Marc Gijzen, NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Abbringh | Publisher: nai010

Janine Schrijver. Our Nature Within the Limits of City Parks

Design: Kummer & Herrman | Production: Lecturis, Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Hexspoor, Dibema, Finishing Touch, Nuth | Publisher: Lecturis

Jasper Krabbé. Portraits

Design: Haller Brun | Production: Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Patist |Publisher: Lecturis

Jennifer Tee. The Soul in Limbo

Design: Richard Niessen, Margot Fabre | Production: Zwaan Printmedia | Publisher: Roma Publications

Alex Farrar, Barbara Iwanicka – John Cleese on Creativity

Design: Barbara Iwanicka | Production: Alex Farrar, Agia & Lith | Publisher: 7.45 Books,

Bartolomeo Scappi – Koken voor kardinalen

Design: Studio Frederik de Wal | Production: Uccello Grafico, Wilco Printing & Binding | Publisher: Athenaeum – Polak & Van Gennep

Henk Hoeks, Ewan Lentjes (ed.) – De kracht van typografie

Design: Patrick Coppens | Production: DZS Grafik | Publisher: ArtEZ Press, TERRA

Harriët van Reek – Lettersoep

Design: Barbara van Dongen Torman | Production: Marc Gijzen. Wilco Printing & Binding |Publisher: Em. Querido’s Kinderboeken

Rob Morees (ed.) – Life is Strange

Design: – SYB – | Production: Wilco Art Books | Publisher: nai010

De Vormforensen (Annelou van Griensven & Anne-Marie Geurink) – Het Meest Geloofde Sprookje

Design: De Vormforensen, Lyanne Tonk | Production: Drukkerij Tielen, Boekbinderij Abbringh | Publisher: De Vormforensen (distr. De Vrije Uitgevers)

Kim Crabeels – Mijn opa is een boom

Illustrated by Ingrid Godon

Design: Kris Demey | Production: T?šínská tiskárna | Publisher: Lannoo

Maite van Dijk, Magne Bruteig, Leo Jansen – Munch: Van Gogh

Design: Joseph Plateau | Production: Die Keure, Binderij Hexspoor, Boekbinderij Brepols | Publisher: Mercatorfonds

Remieg Aerts, Gita Deneckere – Het (on)Verenigd Koninkrijk

Design: Koen Bruyneel | Production: Die Keure, Polyprint, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Ons Erfdeel

Koen Brams, Ulrike Lindmayr, Dirk Pültau (ed.) – Opus 1. The Artist’s Beginnings

Design: Roger Willems | Production: Rodi rotatiedruk, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Roma Publications

Titus Knegtel (ed.) – Other Evidence: Blindfold

Design: Titus Knegtel | Production: Drukkerij Tielen | Publisher: Titus Knegtel

Joeri De Bruyn, Mauro Poponcini, Patrick Lootens – Polo Architects

Design: Sven Beirnaert | Production: Pixelbound, Die Keure | Publisher: Public Space

Raimond Wouda. Ext.-Int.

Design: Robin Uleman | Production: Colours & Books, Drukkerij Mart. Spruijt, Handboekbinderij Geertsen | Publisher: Fw: Books

Reprint Karel Martens

Design: Karel Martens in collaboration with David Bennewith and students of Type and Media | Production: Die Keure, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Type and Media Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten | Publisher: Roma Publications

Sanne Peper. Due to Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled

Design: Michaël Snitker | Production: Colour & Books, Wilco Art Books, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Lecturis

Merlijne Marell – Schobbejacques en de 7 geiten

Design: Merlijne Marell | Production: Drukkerij Tienkamp, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Loopvis

Leontine Coelewij, Sara Martinetti (ed.) – Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art

Design: Irma Boom | Production: Printmanagement Plitt, Art Libro/Drukkerij Roelofs |Publisher: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam i.s.m. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Stan Douglas. The Secret Agent

Design: Sven Beirnaert | Production: Pixelbound, Graphius | Publisher: Ludion

Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset

Design: Experimental Jetset | Production: Drukkerij Tienkamp, Stronkhorst Boekbinders | Publisher: Roma Publications

Joël Cahen, Rudi Ekkart, Roel Hijink, et al. – Het Stedelijk in de oorlog
Design: Studio Ron van Roon | Production: Michiel Hofmans, Drukkerij Ten Brink | Publisher: Bas Lubberhuizen i.s.m. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Mariken Wessels (ed.) – Taking off. Henry my neighbor

Design: Mariken Wessels, Jurgen Maelfeyt | Production: Die Keure, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Art Paper Editions

Peter Goes – Tijdlijn

Design: Peter Goes | Production: Neografia | Publisher: Lannoo

Ton den Boon, Ruud Hendrickx (ed.) – Van Dale Groot woordenboek van de Nederlandse taal

Design: Joost Grootens, Slávka Pauliková, Dimitri Jeannottat, Hanae Shimizu | Production: Mohn Media Mohndruck GmbH | Publisher: Van Dale

Willemijn van Dijk – Via Roma

Design: Bureau Merkwaardig (Anouk de l’Ecluse en Daphne de Vries) | Production: Wilco printing & binding |Publisher: Ambo|Anthos

Bart Moeyaert – Voor we met z’n allen uit elkaar vallen

Design: Steven Theunis (Armée de Verre) | Production: New Goff, Creafor | Publisher: Het zoekend hert, Luster, E.M. Querido’s

Susanne Pietsch, Andreas Müller (ed.) – Walls that teach
Design: Sandra Kassenaar, David Bennewith | Production: Oro Grafisch Project Management | Publisher: Jap Sam Books

Robert Walser – De wandeling

Design: Dog and Pony | Production: Perfect Service, Koninklijke Wöhrmann BV | Publisher: Lebowski

Frederike Huygen – Wim Crouwel Modernist

Design: Lex Reitsma | Production: Lex Reitsma, Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Van Waarden, Finishing Touch | Publisher: Lecturis

Tristan Mostert en Jan van Campen – Zijden draad. China en Nederland sinds 1600 | Harm Stevens – Gepeperd verleden. Indonesië en Nederland sinds 1600 (2 parts in a series)

Design: Irma Boom Office | Production: NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Rijksmuseum en Vantilt