The Best Dutch Book Designs 2017


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This year’s submissions for The Best Dutch Book Designs were of a high standard. The jury’s selections reflect some clear trends, such as intensive crowdfunding, designers who have also taken on publishing, and the shift away from reading to a culture based on images. Designed by Studio Rob van Hoesel, this detailed review of the 33 finalists offers a special tribute to the printed form, with subjects ranging from salamanders and urban and spatial analyses, to artists’ books and a fairy tale-like adventure. Among them are books by Marjan Teeuwen, Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy, Henk Wildschut, Gorilla Collective, Natasha Ginwala, Willem van Zoetendaal, and more.

272 pages, 20 x 32 cm, softcover, CPNB (Amsterdam).