The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019

CPNB News

The thirty-three Best Dutch Book Designs 2019 have been announced. A total of 278 entries were assessed for their distinctive qualities by a panel of experts looking for outstanding work in such areas as content, design, picture editing, typography, choice of materials, printing and binding.

This year’s panel of judges consisted of Jeremy Jansen (designer) and Mijke Wondergem (designer), Eelco van Welie (managing director, NAI010 publishers), Martijn Kicken (consultant at Tielen printers) and Suzanna Héman (assistant curator, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).

The thirty-three books selected can be admired in an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to be held in the autumn, coinciding with the publication of this year’s catalogue.

The results of the deliberations, made by a panel consisting of five students at leading Dutch colleges and academies in the field of graphic design, will be made known in July.

The 33 books are:

Prose, poetry or graphic novels

Marga Altena, Brian Elstak – Franklin. Een Nederlands bevrijdingsverhaal
Design: Lyanne Tonk | Production: Tim Beijer Producties, Wilco BV | Boeken & Tijdschriften | Publisher: Rose Stories

James Joyce (Erik Bindervoet & Robbert-Jan Henkes) – Giacomo Joyce
Design: Niels Schrader | Production: Zwaan Lenoir, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Stichting De Roos

Pieter Boskma – Van de zoon en de zee
Design: Michaël Snitker| Production: DPS, Wilco BV | Boeken & Tijdschriften | Publisher: De Bezige Bij

George Moormann (ed.) – Verslingerd! 30 jaar zingen, schuren en zagen
Design: Studio Hendriksen| Production: Zwaan Lenoir, J. Voetelink & Zoon | Publisher: Poëzielaboratorium De Zingende Zaag

Vicky Francken, Karoline Swiezynski, Sooji Lee – Vicky, Karo, Sooji. Poems, Designed connection, written type
Design: Karoline Swiezynski, Sooji Lee | Production: Charles Nypels Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie| Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie

 

Books for children and young people

Annemarie van Haringen – De dag waarop de draak verdween
Design: Tessa van der Waals | Production: Crossmedia, Wilco Art Books| Publisher: Uitgeverij Leopold

 

Informative nonfiction

Oliver Moore – Bryophytes and Lichens of Letterewe
Design: Irma Boom Office (Irma Boom, Eva van Bemmelen) | Production: Zwaan Lenoir, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Letterewe Estate

Yolanda Entius – De Raddraaier. 40 jaar drukken in het hart van de stad
Design: Remco van Bladel, Sandra Kassenaar | Production: drukkerij RaddraaierSSP, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: drukkerij RaddraaierSSP

 

Art, photo and architecture books

Andres Gonzalez – American Origami
Design: Hans Gremmen| Production: Fine Books (Jos Morree), Colour and Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Grafiplaza, Agia & Lith | Publisher: Fw:Books

Chen Jhen – Amsterdam Lunch
Design: Chen Jhen| Production: Charles Nypels Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie| Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie

Katrin Korfmann and Jens Pfeifer – Back Stages. The Making of Art and Culture
Design: Céline Hurka | Production: UNICUM | Gianotten Printed Media (Gerrie van Beek), Boekbinderij Van Mierlo| Publisher: Onomatopee Projects

Alexis Adler e.a. – Basquiat: The Artist and his New York Scene
Design: Raw Color (Daniera ter Haar, Christoph Brach, Tijs van Nieuwenhuysen) | Production: Tuijtel | Publisher: SCHUNCK

Walid Raad – Better Be Watching The Clouds / I Want To Be Able To Welcome My Father To My House
Design: Roger Willems, Walid Raad| Production: Zwaan Lenoir, Binderij J. Voetelink & Zoon | Publisher: Roma Publications

Mariko Kuwahara – Burning Love
Design: Ayumi Higuchi| Production: Fine Books (Jos Morree), Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Torch Press

Zhuo’er Wang – Cycling@Shanghai
Design: Haller Brun (Sonja Haller, Pascal Brun, Long Wu)| Production: Haller Brun, Shanghai Yachang Art Printing Co., Ltd.| Publisher: Tongji University Press

Karianne Bueno – Doug’s Cabin
Design: PutGootink| Production: marg Gijzen, Zwaan Lenoir, Stronkhorst Boekbinders | Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

Nina Folkersma – Hadassah Emmerich. The Great Ephemeral Skin
Design: Esther Le Roy | Production: Die Keure (BE), Boekbinderij Van Mierlo | Publisher: Onomatopee Projects

Maria Dabrowski – Odslonic
Design: Studio Another Day| Production: ArtLibro, Cassochrome, Sepeli | Publisher: Maria Dabrowski

Mirjam Westen (ed.) –  Rattle! Rattle! Ide André
Design: Team Thursday| Production: Bert F.C. Van der Horst, Graphius (BE)| Publisher: Jap Sam Books i.s.m. Sieger White Foundation, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Patrick Heide, Won-seok Koh – Reinoud Oudshoorn
Design: DRAWSWORDS (Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen)| Production: Fine Books (Jos Morree), Zwaan Lenoir, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Reinoud Oudshoorn

Erik Hinterding e.a. – Rembrandt x Rijksmuseum
Design: Irma Boom | Production: BFC Bert van der Horst, Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Robert M. Rubin – Richard Prince. Cowboy
Design: COMA (Cornelia Blatter, Marcel Hermans) | Production: Echelon Color, ORO Graphic Project Management | Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Henk Wildschut – Rooted
Design: Robin Uleman| Production: Marc Gijzen, NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Henk Wildschut

Kees Christiaanse, Anna Gasco, Naomi C. Hanakata – The Grand Projet
Design: SJG (Joost Grootens, Carina Schwake, Julie da Silva, Megan Adé)|Production: UNICUM | Gianotten Printed Media | Publisher: nai010 Publishers

Margaret Lansink, Rene van Hulst – The Kindness of One
Design: Akiko Wakabayashi| Production: Marc Gijzen, Drukkerij Tielen, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery in collaboration with WeWest

Inge Meijer – The Plant Collection
Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee| Production: Roger Willems, Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Roma Publications

Vera Gulikers – Threadingbook. A ton of OOOs
Design: Vera Gulikers | Production: Charles Nypels Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie| Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie

Martijn van de Griendt – U bevindt zich hier
Design: Inedition (Eva van der Schans) | Production: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Boekbinderij Patist| Publisher: Martijn van de Griendt i.s.m. Gloude Publishing

Wiel Arets – Un-Conscious-City
Design: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder) | Production: Zwaan Lenoir, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Actar

Michael Ashkin – Were it not for
Design: Hans Gremmen| Production: Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Fw:books

Michael Ashkin – Were it not for
Design: Hans Gremmen| Production: Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Fw:books

Ad van Denderen, Margalith Kleijwegt, Lebohang Tlali – Welkom Today.
Design: Jeremy Jansen | Production: Colour and Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), NPN drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Paradox, Atlas Contact, Kehrer Verla

Elspeth Diederix – When Red Disappears
Design: Hans Gremmen| Production: robstolk®, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Fw:Books

Remy Jungerman – Where the River Runs
Design: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder, Florian Schimanski)| Production: robstolk®, boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Jap Sam Books