The Best Dutch Book Designs 2014

CPNB News

Today we make public which books are The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2014.

Who chose them? That job was done by a panel consisting of Hans Bockting (graphic designer, Amsterdam), Carolien Glazenburg (curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Bregitta Kramer (print coordinator, book binder and teacher in printing techniques, Diemen), Joris Kritis (graphic designer, Brussels) and Astrid Vorstermans (publisher at Valiz, Amsterdam). 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.

What was the scope of the choice? The choice was made out of 298 books that appeared in 2014, submitted by their publishers, commissioners, designers or companies that took care of their production.

What did the judges choose? The judges chose 33 books that according to their opinion distinguished themselves conspicuously by their editorial choices, graphic design, treatment of images and text, choice of material and technical workmanship.

THE BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2014

p = publisher d = graphic designer pr = production

Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland / Alice in Spiegelland, illustrated by Floor Rieder

p Gottmer d Suzanne Nuis pr Printsupport4U

Mattie Boom, Hans Rooseboom – Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century

p Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam d Irma Boom pr Lecturis (Gerrie van Beek) / Lecturis / Patist, Van Waarden

Harold Strak, Willem van Zoetendaal – FRIET Speciaal

p Bureau Monumenten & Archeologie Amsterdam, Van Zoetendaal Publishers d Willem van Zoetendaal pr Harold Strak / robstolk / Agia & Lith

Bart Moeyaert – De Gans en zijn Broer, illustrated by Gerda Dendooven

p Querido Kinderboeken d Gert Dooreman pr Uccello Grafico / Ten Brink / Abbringh

Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken (LOLA Landscape Architects) – Dutch Dikes

p nai010 publishers d Koehorst in ‘t Veld pr NPN drukkers / Abbringh

Bette Westera – Doodgewoon, illustrated by Sylvia Weve

p Gottmer d Bockting Ontwerpers pr Eurasia (China)

THE BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2014

p = publisher d = graphic designer pr = production

Herman Koch – Het Diner

p Ambo | Anthos d Roald Triebels pr Mat-Zet, Uccello Grafico / Wilco

Jaap Scholten – Horizon City

p AFdH Uitgevers d Martien Frijns pr Lecturis / Stronkhorst Boekbinders

Awoiska van der Molen – Sequester

p Fw:Books d Hans Gremmen pr Harold Strak / Lecturis / Handboekbinderij Geertsen

Bruno van den Elshout – New Horizons

p The Eriskay Connection d Rob van Hoesel pr Colour & Books / Lenoirschuring / Buchbinderei Burkhardt (CH)

Whispers. Ulay on Ulay

p Valiz d Haller Brun pr Colorset / die Keure (B) / Van Mierlo

Émeric Lhuisset – Maydan. Hundred Portraits

p Paradox, YdocPublishing, André Frère Éditions (F) d Pierre Rousteau pr Colour & Books / Rodi Rotatiedruk / Hexspoor


THE BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2014

p = publisher d = graphic designer pr = production

Bieke Depoorter – I am about to Call it a Day

p Edition Patrick Frey (CH), Hannibal Publishing (B) d Mevis & Van Deursen pr robstolk / Agia & Lith

New Urban Configurations

p Delft University Press d Hans Gremmen, Ayumi Higuchi pr Wilco

Sergison Bates Architects, Von Ballmoos Krucker, Werner Neuwirth – Three Houses in Vienna

p Park Books (CH) d Joost Grootens, Silke Koeck pr Marc Gijzen / Lecturis / Patist

Anjes GesinkVogels Huilen Niet. Klein Vogelleed in de Grote Stad

p Lecturis d Kristin Metho pr Lecturis / Patist

Kinderprenten, Volksprenten, Centsprenten, Schoolprenten

p Vantilt d Piet Gerards Ontwerpers pr Èpos Press / Abbringh

Frederike Huygen – Schrofer Sketches

p Lecturis d Studio Joost Grootens (Joost Grootens with Silke Koeck, Dimitri Jeannottat) pr Lecturis / Patist

THE BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2014

p = publisher d = graphic designer pr = production

Frederike Huygen – Lex Reitsma. 196 Affiches voor De Nederlandse Opera

p Lex Reitsma, nai010 publishers d Lex Reitsma pr Mart.Spruijt / Cahier & Stanswerk

Marta Kuzma (ed.) – Big SignLittle Building

p Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Buchhandlung Walther König d Hans Gremmen pr Lecturis

Freek Lomme, Joan van Barneveld – Into Longing, Vast Rock

p Onomatopee d Geoffrey Brusatto pr Lecturis / Patist

Anouk Kruithof, Freek Lomme, Christof Nüssli (ed.) – The Bungalow

p Onomatopee d Christof Nüssli pr Lecturis

Elisa van Joolen – 11″ x 17″

p Onomatopee d Our Polite Society (Matthias Kreutzer, Jens Schildt) pr Lecturis / Patist

Hans Ibelings, Yurr Rozenberg, René de Wit – Proyecto Roble

p Van Helvoirt Pensioen d YURR Grafisch Ontwerp pr Pixelink (Felix Bisschoff) / Drukkerij Tielen / Handboekbinderij Geertsen

THE BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2014

p = publisher d = graphic designer pr = production

Willem van Zoetendaal – Johan van der Keuken. Mise au Jour

p Van Zoetendaal Publishers d Willem van Zoetendaal pr Harold Strak / Trifolio (I) / Hexspoor

Jean Segui, Élodie Boyer – Ligne B. Invitation au Havre

p Éditions Non Standard (F) d Patrick Doan pr Lenoirschuring / Patist, J. Voetelink & Zoon

Tammo Schuringa, Karien Wienga (ed.) – Kon Makandra. Amsterdam-Paramaribo, Paramaribo-Amsterdam

p Gerrit Rietveld Academie d Niessen & de Vries (Esther de Vries) pr Marc Gijzen / Mart.Spruijt / Stronkhorst Boekbinders

Pieter-Paul van Laake – urenboek

p Het 7 dal d Brigitte Slangen pr All-Print / Coers & Roest / Hendricks & Lützenkirchen (D)

Melle Hammer – LaLaLa

p Perdu in collaboration with Terras magazine d Melle Hammer pr Raddraaier / Patist

THE BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2014

p = publisher d = graphic designer pr = production

Asger Jorn. The Secret of Art

p Cobra Museum of Moderne Art d Niessen & de Vries (Richard Niessen) pr Zwaan Printmedia / Agia & Lith

Jan Boterman – Zocherstraat 27-3. Geschiedenis en Herinneringen 1946-1963

p Uitgeverij Bovenkomen d Jan Boterman pr Sander Pinkse Boekproductie, Lex Reitsma / Pantheon drukkers

Alex Farrar – The ‘Suit’

p 7.45 Books d Barbara Iwanicka, Linda Beumer pr The Tetley (UK), Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier

Arna Mackic – Mortal Cities Forgotten Monuments

p Arna Mackic d Bas Koopmans, Oliver Modosch pr Zwaan Printmedia / Agia & Lith

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2014 is generously supported by paper suppliers Antalis, Almere, collective rights organisation BNO/Pictoright, Amsterdam and L. van Heek Textiles, Losser, among many more manufacturer of binding materials