The Best Designed Books 2010

16 Oct 2010
21 Nov 2010

Every year, the Dutch Best Designed Books Foundation (Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken) presents the best-designed books of the past year.

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This year, 30 books have been selected from all those published in the Netherlands in 2009. They will be on view at the Stedelijk Museum from 16 October on, as part of a unique program called The Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum.

For this annual juried event, five professionals from the Dutch publishing world select books that are notable both for their design and production. This year, local publishers, commissioning bodies, designers and printers together submitted a total of 415 books published throughout 2009; a jury consisting of designers Volken Beck and Ben Laloua, publisher Nina Post (post editions, Rotterdam), printer Paul van Mameren (Drukkerij Lecturis, Eindhoven) and design publicist Frederike Huygen then chose 30 to stand as the Best Designed Books of 2009.

This year’s Best Designed Books exhibition will travel to venues in the Netherlands and abroad, and is accompanied by a catalogue published by The Best Designed Books Foundation, containing a jury report on all the books selected. (Design Hansje van Halem, € 27,50, ISBN 978 90 5965 125 8.)

Best Designed Books is organized by the Best Designed Books Foundation, in partnership with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

For more details visit the Stedelijk Museum's website, by clicking here