The Best Dutch Book Designs 2020

CPNB News

The thirty-three Best Dutch Book Designs 2020 have been announced. A total of 267 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 Yolanda Huntelaar (designer) and Michaël Snitker (designer), Carine van Wijk (managing director, Gottmer Publishers), Martijn Kicken (consultant at Tielen printers) and Thomas Castro (curator Graphic Design, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).

The thirty-three books selected can be admired in an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam later this year, 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 public coming Monday.

The 33 books are:

Prose, poetry or graphic novels

Bart Moeyaert, Peter Van den Ende (illustrator) – Het hele leven
Design: Herman Houbrechts | Production: Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Querido

Marek Šindelka – Klimaatverdriet
Design: Lyanne Tonk, Frank August, Nikola Janíčková | Production: Tim Beijer Producties, Wilco BV | Boeken & Tijdschriften | Publisher: Das Mag Uitgevers

Jan Cremer – Barbaar op Ibiza
Design: Michaël Snitker | Production: Joh. Enschedé Amsterdam, Brepols, Koninklijke Moorman Karton | Publisher: De Bezige Bij, Uitgeverij JEA

Books for children and young people

Jan Paul Schutten, Joris Bijdendijk, Floor Rieder (illustrator) – Het geheim van de tuin
Design: Suzanne Nuis | Production: Wilco BV | Boeken & Tijdschriften | Publisher: Gottmer Uitgevers Groep in collaboration with Gemeente Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum

Informative nonfiction

Formafantasma – Cambio
Design: SJG (Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat, Clémence Guillemot) | Production: NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Serpentine Galleries, Koenig Books

Ari Marcopoulos – Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament
Design: Roger Willems | Production: Drukkerij Tienkamp | Publisher: Roma Publications

Mara Grimm – Crisis koken
Design: Ruben van Nimwegen | Production: RaddraaierSSP, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Grimm

De correspondentie van Desiderius Erasmus (21 books in total)
Design: Bart Oppenheimer | Production: Wilco BV | Boeken & Tijdschriften, Van Wijk
Publisher: Ad. Donker

Carin Kuoni et al. (eds) – Forces of Art
Design: Lu Liang, The Exercises | Production: Wilco Art Books (lithography Mariska Bijl) | Publisher: Valiz in collaboration with Prins Claus Fonds, European Cultural Foundation, Hivos

Ilse Ouwens, Fabiola Camuti, Betje Stevens (eds.) – No School Manifesto
Design: Marius Schwarz | Production: Wilco Art Books (lithography Mariska Bijl), Wilco BV | Boeken & Tijdschriften | Publisher: Valiz i.s.m. ArtEZ, Cibap, SintLucas

Floris Alkemade et al. (eds.) – Rewriting Architecture
Design: Haller Brun | Production: Wilco Art Books (lithography Mariska Bijl) | Publisher: Valiz i.s.m. Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam

Art, photo and architecture books

Line-Gry Horup – Blood. The poems and Archive of R. Broby Johansen by Line-Gry Horup
Design: Line-Gry Horup | Production: Alex Feenstra, RaddraaierSSP, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Kunstverein Publishing (Amsterdam)

Wendelien van Welie-Vink – Body Language
Design: Koehorst in ’t Veld | Production: Bert van der Horst, NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: nai010

Nicole Jean Hill – Encampment, Wyoming
Design: Hans Gremmen | Production: Drukkerij Tienkamp, Van Waarden | Publisher: Fw:Books

Nibor Traaw (Robin Waart) – evol/love
Design: Vilmantas Žumbys | Production: robstolk®, SaenScreen, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Stichting Mei

Mathieu Lommen – Helmut Salden 1:1 (special edition) and Helmut Salden Uncovered 1:1
Design: Karen Polder | Production: Zwaan Lenoir, J. Voetelink & Zoon | Publisher: Stichting De Roos, Bobby Books

Thomas Kuijpers – Hoarder Order
Design: Jeremy Jansen | Production: Fine Books (Jos Morree), Marc Gijzen, Grafiplaza, Van Waarden | Publisher: FW:Books

A.R. Penck – How it Works
Design: Haller Brun | Production: Printing Matters, Farbanalyse, NPN Drukkers, SaenScreen, Brepols | Publisher: Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Nicolas Floc’h – Invisible
Design: Roger Willems | Production: Drukkerij Tienkamp, Stronkhorst Boekbinders | Publisher: Roma Publications

Liva Laure, Miek Zwamborn (eds.) – Magical Octopus
Concept: Jo Frenken | Design: Jo Frenken, et al. | Production: Jan van Eyck Academie | Publisher: Jan van Eyck Academie

Stacy Alaimo et al. – More-than-Human
Design: Adriaan Mellegers, Vanessa van Dam | Production: Art Libro, Cassochrome, Brepols | Publisher: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Serpentine Galleries, Office for Political Innovation, Manifesta Foundation

Gohar Homayounpour et al.– Sam Samiee
Design: COUP (Peter van den Hoogen) | Production: Marc Gijzen, Zwaan Lenoir, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Studio Sam Samiee

Sigrid Calon – SC_1/1_1/2_1/4_1/8
Design: Sigrid Calon | Production: Sigrid Calon, Handboekbinderij Judith van Daal | Publisher: Sigrid Calon

Celina Elberse Tourné, Maureen Walschot – Seeing Through the Trouble
Design: Celina Elberse Tourné, Maureen Walschot (Studio CXM) | Production: Studio CXM, NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist, Meijer Boekbinderij | Publisher: Studio CXM

Melissa Schriek – The City is a Choreography
Design: Sam Reith | Production: robstolk®, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Melissa Schriek

Awoiska van der Molen – The Living Mountain
Design: Hans Gremmen | Production: Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Fw:Books

Maurice Bogaert – The Walter Benjamin and Albert S. Project
Design: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder) | Production: robstolk®, Agia | Publisher: Jap Sam Books

Judith Quax – Touki
Design: PutGootink | Production: Fine Books (Jos Morree), Colour & Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Wilco Art Books, SaenScreen | Publisher: Lecturis

Charles Esche, Victor Sonna, Steven ten Thije – Victor Sonna: 152
Design: Bardhi Haliti | Production: Marc Gijzen, NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Van Abbemuseum

Timo Demollin – Visit (1883-2020)
Design: Jan-Pieter Karper | Production: NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Timo Demollin

William Kentridge – Waiting for the Sibyl
Design: Oliver Barstow | Production: robstolk®, Van Waarden | Publisher: Koenig Books

Tonnus Oosterhoff, Sipke Huismans, Lian Jeurissen – Waterverf!
Design: PutGootink | Production: Printing Matters, Marc Gijzen, NPN Drukkers, AGIA | Publisher: Lecturis Publishers

Danielle Lemaire – You Know I Am Not There
Design: Jeremy Jansen | Production: Peter Cox, Drukkerij Tielen, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: The Eriskay Connection, Stedelijk Museum Breda