The Stedelijk shows the Best Dutch Book Designs in a new setting


In the new wing of the recently reopened Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, with the facade of the old museum building as a backdrop, the Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 will be on show until November 25.

Paul Kuipers and Herman Verkerk of EventArchitectuur contributed a new design for the yearly exhibition that is a pleasure to look at. Some of the books on show are to be purchased at the museum shop. Just like the catalogue The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 De Best Verzorgde Boeken (€ 27,50).

On Tuesday October 16, right after the museum closed it’s doors for the public, the invitees for the exhibition opening crowded the spacious entrance hall. In the Tejin-auditorium they listened to speeches from Carolien Glazenburg, curator of the Stedelijk, Rob Huisman, board member of The Best Dutch Book Designs and Tim Vermeulen, program manager Designworld at Premsela – The Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion. He introduced the new traveling exhibition The Best of Dutch Book Design, a fresh initiative of Premsela. Just Enschedé, director of The Best Dutch Book Designs presented the new catalogue, that was designed by Meeusontwerpt.