Registration is open!

 

 

November 24, 2017

 

To all publishers, designers, printers, artists, authors, academy students and other bookmakers. You can submit your books that are made in 2017. Out of all the submitted books a panel of judges will select 33 Best Dutch Book Designs 2017. 

Novels, art books, children´s books, cookbooks, photography books, history books, biographies, psychology and philosophy books… any book can be selected as a Best Dutch Book Design. Also digital publications.

Students or new graduates of art academies don't have to pay the submission fee.


Register here. The submission fee is € 75. For every other book by the same registrator one pays € 50 (VAT excluded). Two copies of every sumbission have to be deliverd at The Best Dutch Book Designs, Herengracht 166, 1016 BP, Amsterdam. 

Criteria for sumbission can be found in the Regulations.



photo: Migration, 2015, Lynne Leegte. Foto: Gert Jan van Rooij

 

 

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2017 will be submitted to the internationa competition in Leipzig, The Best Book Designs from all over the World. 

At March 5 2018 the selection will be published and in September it will be exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Besides a professional panel of judges a student panel will go through all the submitted books and choose their own selection. It will be published at the student website in the Summer.

The submission will be closed at Monday January 8 2018.

Exhibition has started. Catalogue is available

 

 

September 29, 2017

 

For the first time this year the 33 Best Dutch Book Designs are on public display at the Stedelijk Museum. This afternoon the exhibition will be opened and the creators, designers, lithographers, printers and binders are being honoured.


The catalogue is designed by Haico Beukers and Marga Scholma. Leading principle  in their design is the equivalence of the 33 selected books: each book is judged on their own merits. All books should have their own place on the front cover. This reasoning resulted in 33 editions: all winning books have their own section with a photograph of the book on the first page. The sections are bound interchangeably and at a certain moment each section will be the first and therefore will be the cover.

The price of the catalogue is € 29.50 and can be ordered at your local bookshop.


The exhibition closes at October 29th.

 

Best Dutch Book Designs travels through China

September 28, 2017 


The Best Dutch Book Designs 2016 are travelling through China. The following cities shall be the host of this travelling exhibition:

27th September - 6th October: Beijing
14th October – 11th November: Chongqing
12th Nov – 26th Nov , Guangzhou
1st December – 16 December: Hongkong
17 December – early January 2018: Chengdu 


[photograph: Anna Desiree Adema, Dutch consul general to Shanghai, at Shanghai Book Fair]

Registration in November


September 6, 2017


The next chance to be part of the competition will be the edition of 2017. At the end of this year (medio November) the registration shall be open again. 

The fee will be € 75 for the first book and € 50 for the following books. Students at academies and colleges, and new graduates, can register their books for free.

Are you interested in joining and do you want a reminder when the registration starts, please send an email to info@bestverzorgdeboeken.nl

Selection by student panel is known


July 10, 2017

As of last year a student panel is installed consisting of five students from art academies. This year ArtEZ University of the Arts, Design Academy, Royal Academy of the Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Werkplaats Typografie were participants. The students - Anna Lenczewska, Audrey Quaranta, Irene Stracuzzi, Jan van der Kleijn and Michiel Terpelle - follow the same procedures as the professional panel, examining the books on a number of days and later spending two days arriving at their own final selection. This year 298 books were submitted, the student panel choose 32 books. Their commentary can be read at the student website. (Books marked with an * were chosen by the professional jury as well.)


*Johannes Schwartz - The Athens Recorder

Designer: Experimental Jetset | Production: Rodi Rotatiedruk | Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

*Olafur Eliasson Versailles

Designer: Irma Boom | Production: Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH

 

 

 

*Peter Dekens - (Un)expected

Designer: Rob van Hoesel | Production: Sebastiaan Hanekroot, Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Patist |

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

 

*Thomas Raat - Archetypes and Residues

Designer: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder) | Production: Lenoirschuring | Publisher: Onomatopee

 

*Nienke Blokhuis - Boring Collection

Designer: Sanne Beeren | Production: Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Lensvelt Contract Furniture

 

*In need of... Graduation 2016 Design Academy Eindhoven

Designer: Haller Brun | Production: Drukkerij Robstolk®, Rodi Rotatiedruk, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Design Academy Eindhoven

 

*Laura van Severen – LAND. On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter

Designer: Rob van Hoesel | Production: Graphius (BE)| Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

 

*Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy - Ornithology

Designer: Jeremy Jansen | Production: Drukkerij Tielen, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: de HEF

 

*Batia Suter - Parallel Encyclopedia 2

Designer: Roger Willems | Production: Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften | Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

 

 

*Marjanne van Helvert (ed.) - The Responsible Object: A History of Design Ideology for the Future

Designer: Ruben Pater | Production: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Ten Brink | Publisher: Valiz


Marius Lut – Form no Form / The Black Series

Designer: Janneke Hendriks | Production: Art Libro-Drukkerij Roelofs, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Billytown / Marius Lut

 

Arnoud Wierstra – Babel

Designer: Bockting Ontwerpers | Production: Grafimedia, INK69| Publisher: Gottmer Uitgevers Groep

 

Celluloid. Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recode

Designer: Joseph Plateau| Production: Die Keure (BE)| Publisher: nai010 uitgevers / EYE Filmmuseum

 

Floris Alkemade – De agenda van de Rijksbouwmeester

Designer: Richard Niessen| Production: Drukkerij Robstolk®| Publisher: Atelier Rijksbouwmeester

 

Paulien Cornelisse – De verwarde cavia

Designer: Paulien Cornelisse, Sander Pinkse| Production: Wöhrmann Boeken en Tijdschriften| Publisher: Paulien Cornelisse

 

Femke de Vries – Dictionary Dressings

Designer: Hans Gremmen, Corine van der Wal | Production: Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften| Publisher: Onomatopee

 

 

 

Hester Aardse, Astrid Alben (ed.) – Findings on Light

Designer: Studio Joost Grootens (Joost Grootens, Silke Koeck, Dimitri Jeannottat)| Production: Pieter van der Meer, Unicum by Gianotten | Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers

 

Huigen Leeflang en Pieter Roelofs (ed.) – Hercules Segers Painter Etcher

Designer: Irma Boom | Production: LenoirSchuring, Boekbinderij Van Waarden| Publisher: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

 

Bernke Klein Zandvoort en Caroline Ruijgrok – Hoe de dingen ons bewegen

Designer: Karoline Swiezynski | Production: Mariska Bijl, Wilco Art Books| Publisher: Trebelsee

 

Fernando Garcia-Dory , Sanne Oorthuizen (ed.) – INLAND Volume: Publishing Class V

Designer: Werkplaats Typografie (Ronja Andersen, Nerijus Rimkus en Josse Pyl) | Production: Drukkerij Robstolk®, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: DAI Publisher / Casco


Marije Jansen – Japan Modern. Collectie Elise Wessels 

Designer: Irma Boom| Production: LenoirSchuring, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

 

Karlijn Driessen – Miscanthus x Giganteus

Designer: Judith Bakker, Maaike Besseling, Jeroen Kerkhof and students ArtEZ University of the Arts | Production: Ascend, Veenman+, Weevers, Impressed, High Gloss | Publisher: BKC BV

 

 

Alain Badiou, Nicolas Truong – Ode aan de liefde

Designer: Meeusontwerpt, Sien Stessens| Production: Bariet | Publisher: Parrèsia

 

Parliament

Designer: Haller Brun | Production: Die Keure (BE), Binderij Hexspoor| Publisher: XML

 

Jonah Freud – Rijksmuseum Kookboek

Designer: Irma Boom, Tariq Heijboer | Production: Zwaan Printmedia, Boekbinderij Patist| Publisher: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam / De Kookboekhandel

 

Robby Müller – Polaroid

Designer: Mevis & Van Deursen | Production: Colorset, Drukkerij Robstolk®, Boekbinderij Van Waarden, Boekbinderij Patist| Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König / EYE Filmmuseum / Annet Gelink Gallery

 

Ari Marcopoulos – Rome - Malibu

Designer: Roger Willems| Production: Fred Vermaat, Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften, Bariet| Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

Kai Udema – The absence of sound

Designer: Kai Udema (student ArtEZ) | Production: Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Copy Kronenburg | Publisher: Kai Udema

 

The Issue - Speculating Systems

Designer: Daniel Seemeyer, Andrea Karch | Production: Drukkerij Ten Brink, Boekbinderij Hennink | Publisher: Design Department Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam

 

Sergio Figueiredo  (ed.) – The Nai Effect. Creating Architecture Culture

Designer: Karel Martens, Aagje Martens| Production: Die Keure (BE)| Publisher: nai010 publishers

 

Ruurd Roorda, Bas Kegge (ed.) – Vitale architectuur. Gereedschap voor levensduur / Vital Architecture. Tools for Durability

Designer: Niels Schrader| Production: Pieter Reinink (PR Digitaal), Èpos Press, Stronkhorst Boekbinders | Publisher: nai010 publishers

 

Judith Jockel – You breathe from a garden in your neck

Designer: Hans Gremmen| Production: Sebastiaan Hanekroot, Mart.Spruijt, Van Mierlo| Publisher: Fw:Books

 

 

33 Best Dutch Book Designs 2016

 

 

March 3, 2017

 

Publishers, commisioners, designers, printers and binders have submitted 298 books in total. 33 books distinguished themselves conspicuously by their editorial choices, graphic design, treatment of images and text, choice of material and technical workmanship.

The panel of judges consists this year of designers Yolanda Huntelaar and Remco van Bladel, Freek Kuin (creative director Robstolk printers), Eelco van Welie (CEO nai010 publishers) and Carolien Glazenburg (curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).  


The Dutch selection has been sent to the international competition Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt in Leipzig. March 9 the winners will be announced.


Since last year a panel of students of five art academies judges all the submissions as well.  The selection of these future bookmakers will be announced at June 1.

 

Olafur Eliasson “Versailles”

Designer: Irma Boom | Production: Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH

 

Famke & Floor van Praag - Shortlist Amsterdam

Designer: Vanessa van Dam | Production: Wilco Printing & Binding | Publisher: Caperleaves

 

Batia Suter - Parallel Encyclopedia #2

Designer: Roger Willems | Production: Wilco Printing & Binding | Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

Karel Martens - Prints

Designer: Karel Martens | Production: Die Keure (BE), Handboekbinderij Geertsen | Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

Robert M. Rubin, Marianne Le Galliard - Avedon’s France: Old World, New Look

Designer: COMA Amsterdam/New York (Cornelia Blatter and Marcel Hermans) | Production: ORO Graphic Project Management, Boekbinderij Abbringh | Publisher: Abrams, New York; Bibliothèque nationale de France

 

Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling

Designer: Studio Ron van Roon (Bart Rouwhorst)| Production: Royal Jongbloed | Publisher: Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap

 

Karin Trenkel - Schöne Aussichten

Designer: High Rise (Daphne Heemskerk) | Production: Tripiti, Binderij Kiel, KarinTrenkel | Publisher: CBK Rotterdam

 

Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen - The World = Our Toolkit

Designer: Esther de Vries | Production: Marc Gijzen, Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Lecturis

 

Thomas Raat - Archetypes and Residues

Designer: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder) | Production: Lenoirschuring | Publisher: Onomatopee

 

Sophieke Thurmer and Esther Hessing - Bound to the Ground

Designer: Rob van Hoesel and Carel Fransen | Production: Sebastian Hanekroot, Grafiplaza, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

 

Laura Hospes - UCP

Designer: Laura Hospes | Production: Wilco Art Books | Publisher: Lecturis

 

Laura van Severen – LAND. On the Brink of Some Formidably Complex Matter

Designer: Rob van Hoesel | Production: Graphius (BE)| Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

 

Fabrizio Gallanti, Wiel Arets - MCHAP the Americas

Designer: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder and Philipp Möckli) | Production: Unicum by Gianotten, Brepols Books & Bindery (BE) | Publisher: Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago

 

Chrystel Lebas - Field Studies, Walking through Landscapes and Archives

Designer: Hans Gremmen | Production: Marc Gijzen, Drukkerij Mart. Spruijt, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Fw:Books

 

 

 

Hinde Haest - 1/100 Dutch Photographic Publications from the Wingender Collection

Designer: Typography Interiority & Other Serious Matters (Els Kerremans) | Production: Hans Bol, Jan Zweerts , ANDO Graphic, Callenbach boekbinders| Publisher: Komma

 

Peter Dekens - (un)expected

Designer: Rob van Hoesel | Production: Sebastiaan Hanekroot, Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Patist |

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

 

Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy - Ornithology

Designer: Jeremy Jansen | Production: Drukkerij Tielen, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: de HEF

 

Anne Frank Stichting / Menno Metselaar - Dromen, denken, schrijven

Designer: Joseph Plateau (Eliane Beyer, Wouter van Eijk)|Production: Colorset (Marion Pothoff), Zwaan Printmedia, Boekbinderij Abbringh en Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Anne Frank Stichting

 

1:1:1 documentaries in print by Niessen & de Vries

Designer: Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries | Production: Sebastiaan Hanekroot, Drukkerij Mart. Spruijt, Boekbinderij Patist| Publisher: Boek

 

Thomas Manneke - Amsterdam

Designer: Van Lennep (Stephan Achterberg) | Production: Harold Strak, Drukkerij Tienkamp, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Thomas Manneke

 

 

 

 

Johannes Schwartz - The Athens Recorder

Designer: Experimental Jetset | Production: Rodi Rotatiedruk | Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

Bibi Dumon Tak and Annemarie van Haeringen - Siens hemel

Designer: Tessa van der Waals | Production: Drukkerij robstolk, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Em. Querido’s Kinderboeken Uitgeverij

 

Ata Kandó, Rose Ieneke van Kalsbeek and Tom Kandó - Ata Kandó: I shall use my time

Designer: Margot Wolters | Production: GLD Grafimedia, Brown Cartonnages | Publisher: Recto Verso

 

Erik Kriek - In the pines. 5 Murder Ballads

Designer: WSTNDRP Rob Westendorp | Production: Tim Beijer Producties; Wilco Printing & Binding, Handboekbinderij Geertsen | Publisher: Scratch Books

 

Martanke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden - Tangramkat

Designer: Marc Suvaal and Martijn van der Linden | Production: Eurasia, Alphen aan den Rijn | Publisher: Lemniscaat

 

Marijn van Kreij - Reclining Nude with a Man playing the Guitar

Designer: Irma Boom Office (Akiko Wakabayashi and Irma Boom)| Production: Lenoirschuring | Publisher: ABN AMRO Awards

 

In need of... Graduation 2016 Design Academy Eindhoven

Designer: Haller Brun | Production: Drukkerij Robstolk, Rodi Rotatiedruk, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Design Academy Eindhoven

 

 

 

 

 

Lensvelt Contract Furniture / Space Encounters / Nienke Blokhuis - Boring Collection

Designer: Sanne Beeren | Production: Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Lensvelt Contract Furniture

 

Karl Ove Knausgård – De vier seizoenen: Herfst and Winter (part 1 and 2)

Designer: Kris Demey, Jan Van Der Veken | Production: Ucello, Wilco Printing & Binding | Publisher: De Geus

 

Lize Spit - Het smelt

Designer: Studio Vruchtvlees, Anne Lint | Production: Tim Beijer Producties; Wilco Printing & Binding | Publisher: Das Mag Uitgevers

 

Emily Dickinson & Edna St. Vincent Millay – Dwars Vers (translated by Ans Bouter)

Designer: Team Thursday (Simone Trum and Loes van Esch) | Production: Drukkerij Tielen, Binderij Hexspoor| Publisher: Ans Bouter and Benjamin Groothuyse

 

Marjanne van Helvert (ed.) - The Responsible Object: A History of Design Ideology for the Future

Designer: Ruben Pater | Production: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Ten Brink | Publisher: Valiz

 

Emilie Pallard, Niels Heymans, Makiko Shinoda - Opening Traditions

Designer: Fält (Daniel Flodin and Jesper Canell) | Production: Lenoirschuring | Publisher: Emilie Pallard & Niels Heymans

 

 

 

 

Submission closed

 

 

 

 

The submission for The Best Dutch Book Design 2016 has been closed.


On Januari 26 and 27 the following panel of judges will make the annual selection: designers Yolanda Huntelaar and Remco van Bladel, Freek Kuin (creative director Robstolk printers), Eelco van Welie (director nai010 publishers) and Carolien Glazenburg (curator graphic desing Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).



On March 3 The Best Dutch Book Designs 2016 will be announced.


Are you interested in joining the competition and do you want a reminder when the registration 2017 starts, please send an email to info@bestverzorgdeboeken.nl.