The Best Dutch Book Designs selection of 2011 consists of thirty books, all released last year.
This selection was put together by a jury whose members are Jan de Boer (designer at Studio Jan de Boer, Amsterdam), Frederike Huygen (design historian, Amsterdam), Fokko Tamminga (printers ANDO, The Hague) and Astrid Vorstermans (Valiz, books and cultural projects, Amsterdam). In all they judged 338 submitted books.
In the autumn the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will exhibit the Best Dutch Book Designs 2011. Simultaneously the catalogue The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 De Best Verzorgde Boeken will be out. Later there will be more exhibitions, in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 are also the Dutch entry to Best Book Design from all over the World, the international beauty contest for the book, held annually in Leipzig. The results of this competition are expected by February 24.
The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 are generously supported by paper suppliers Antalis (Almere), collective rights organisation BNO/Pictoright (Amsterdam) and L. van Heek Textiles (Losser), manufacturer of book binding materials.
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