Two international awards for the Dutch selection

 

March 5, 2018

 

Two Dutch books have been awarded at the international competition Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt in Leipzig: 
Avond (bronze medal) and Claudy Jongstra (Honarary Appreciation). 

Avond was designed by Michaël Snitker and published by Stichting de Roos. The production was done by KOLORworkx (Marco Kokkelkoren), Lenoirschuring and Boekbinderij Van Waarden.
Claudy Jongstra was designed en produced by Irma Boom Office, Drukkerij Tienkamp and nai010 publishers. The authors are Louwrien Wijers, Laura M. Richard, Lidewij Edelkoort and Marietta de Vries. 

 

33 Best Dutch Book Designs 2017

 

 

March 5, 2018

 

A panel of professional judges made a selection out of the 342 submissions. 33 books distinguished themselves conspicuously by their editorial choices, graphic design, treatment of images and text, choice of material and technical workmanship. 



The panel consists this year of designers Yolanda Huntelaar and Michaël Snitker, Freek Kuin (creative director Robstolk printers), Marije Sietsma (CEO Publisher Loopvis) and Suzanne Bogman (Head of Publications Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam).  



Since two years a panel of students from different art academies in the Netherlands make their selection as well. Their selection will be announced in June. 

 

Max Sparreboom, Bas Teunis - Salamanders in Art and Science

Designer: Reynoud Homan | Production: Marc Gijzen, Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Bas Teunis Zoological Illustrations

 

Stephan Keppel - Flat Finish

Designer: Hans Gremmen| Production: Wilco Art Books, Binderij Hexpoor | Publisher: Fw:Books

 

Frans Sturkenboom - De gestiek  van de architectuur

Designer: Josse Pyl | Production: Colour & Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Platform P | Publisher: ArtEZ Press

 

Marvin Jordan et al. - Rafaël Rozendaal: Everything, Always Everywhere

Designer: Studio Remco van Bladel (Remco van Bladel, Beau Bertens, Quentin Creuzet) | Production: die Keure (B), Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Valiz

 

Steven Aalders, Robert van Altena – De vijfde lijn

Designer: Irma Boom Office | Production: Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Prometheus

 

Anna Püschel - Layers of Reality

Designer: Rob van Hoesel, Carel Fransen | Production: Carel Fransen, Wilco Art Books, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

 

 

Wouter Klootwijk en Enzo Pérès-Labourdette - Anne, het paard en de rivier

Designer: Nanja Toebak | Production: Studio WPG Kindermedia, Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften | Uitgeverij: Leopold

 

Henk Wildschut - Ville de Calais

Designer: Robin Uleman | Production: Marc Gijzen, NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Henk Wildschut

 

Sandra van Assen et al. - Stedelijke vraagstukken, veerkrachtige oplossingen

Designer: Catalogtree | Production: Colorset, Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften |Publisher: Trancity x Valiz

 

Alma Mathijsen - Vergeet de meisjes

Designer: Elina Birkehag & Elisabeth Rafstedt; Aard Bakker | Production: Bariet Ten Brink Boeken en Tijdschriften | Publisher: De Bezige Bij

 

Floris Tilanus - Zoals het is. Het leven van professor Joachim Schwarz

Designer: Tessa van der Waals | Production: Drukkerij robstolk, Boekbinderij Van Waarden | Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Oorschot

 

Joost Grootens, Jurriënne Ossewold, Gert Staal (ed.) - Mined. Graduation Catalogue 2017

Designer: Studio Joost Grootens (Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat, Chen Jhen) | Production:  UNICUM by Gianotten, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Design Academy Eindhoven 

 

Defne Ayas, Bik Van der Pol (ed.) - WERE IT AS IF Beyond An Institution That Is

Designer: Bardhi Haliti | Production: UNICUM by Gianotten (Gerrie van Beek) , Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

 

Marjan Teeuwen - Destroyed House

Designer: Haller Brun | Production: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften | Publisher: Valiz

 

Martijn van de Griendt - Maria I Need Your Lovin’

Designer: InEdition (Eva van der Schans) | Production: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl)|Publisher:  Martijn van de Griendt

 

Anna Achmatova - Avond

Designer: Michael Snitker | Production: KOLORworkx (Marco Kokkelkoren), Lenoirschuring, Boekbinderij Van Waarden |Publisher: Stichting De Roos

 

Niki Padidar i.s.m. NTR - Dokter Corrie geeft antwoord

Designer: Esther de Boer | Production: Esther de Boer, Grafistar | Uitgeverij de Harmonie

 

Annet Huizing – De zweetvoetenman. Over rechtszaken & regels (en een hoop gedoe)

Designer: Margot Westermann | Production: Margot Westermann, Graphius (B) | Uitgeverij: Lemniscaat 

 

Lizan Freijsen - The Living Surface. An alternative biology book on stains

Designer: Studio Renate Boere | Production: Graphius (B) |Publisher: Jap Sam Books

 

Walter van der Star, Jasia Reichardt, Nick Wadley - Biografie van een uitgeverij | Biography of a Publishing House. Stefan & Franciszka Themerson & Gaberbocchus

Designer: Piet Gerards, Stephan de Smet | Production: Wilco Art Books, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Uitgeverij Huis Clos

 

Willem van Zoetendaal - Springvloed | Spring Tide

Designer: Willem van Zoetendaal | Production: Harold Strak, Drukkerij robstolk, Boekbinderij Patist |Publisher: Van Zoetendaal Publishers

 

Donald Weber - War Sand

Designer: Heijdens Karwei| Production: FINE BOOKS (Jos Morree), Colour & Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Donald Weber

 

Karel Martens et al. - Colours on the beach

Designer: Karel Martens, Aagje Martens | Production: Lenoirschuring, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: Éditions Non Standard

 

Gorilla Collectief - Gorilla for President

Designer: Gorilla Collectief | Production: Graphius (B) | Publisher: Lecturis 

 

Benedikt Boucsein et al. - The Noise Landscape

Designer: Studio Joost Grootens (Joost Grootens, Silke Koeck, Julie da Silva) | Production: NPN Drukkers| Publisher: nai010 uitgevers

 

Marinke Steenhuis, Paul Meurs - Voorbij de dijken, hoe Nederland met water werkt

Designer: Beukers Scholma | Production: NPN Drukkers, Boekbinderij Abbringh | Publisher: nai010 uitgevers

 

Natasha Ginwala - Hearings: A Reader

Designer: Studio Remco van Bladel | Production: Drukkerij Raddraaier, Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Sternberg Press

Defne Ayas, Adam Kleinman (ed.) - WdW Review: Arts, Culture and Journalism in Revolt, Vol. 1 (2013 – 2016)

Designer: Studio Remco van Bladel | Production: UNICUM by Gianotten, Stronkhorst Boekbinders | Publisher: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

 

Navid Nuur - Funnelflux

Designer: Roger Willems | Production: KOLORworkx (Marco Kokkelkoren), NPN Drukkers, Binderij Hexspoor | Publisher: ROMA Publications

 

Rob Perrée (ed.) - Tirzo Martha. I wonder if they’ll laugh when I’m dead

Designer: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder, Patrick Sanders) | Production: Graphius (B) | Publisher: Jap  Sam Books 

 

Louwrien Wijers et al. - Claudy Jongstra

Designer: Irma Boom Office | Production: Irma Boom Office, Drukkerij Tienkamp | Publisher: nai010 uitgevers

 

Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy – Dodonaei

Designer: Jeremy Jansen | Production: Jeremy Jansen, Boekbinderij Hennink | Publisher: Anne Geene  & Arjan de Nooy

 

Tobias Bijl - Lost Takes

Designer: Studio Asja Keeman | Production: FINE BOOKS (Jos Morree), KOLORworkx (Marco Kokkelkoren), Drukkerij Mart. Spruijt/GrafiPlaza , Boekbinderij Patist | Publisher: Tobias Bijl

 

 

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]

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.

 

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