Best Dutch Book Designs 2017


A catalog of the 33 best-designed books of 2017—from projects by well-known publishers to museum catalogs, anniversary publications, and rare, privately-published books.

The jury (designers Yolanda and Michaël Snitker; Freek Kuin, creative director Robstolk printers; Marije Sietsma, CEO of Publisher Loopvis; and Suzanne Bogman, Head of Publications at Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam) reviewed 343 submissions, selecting 33 to recognize for their editorial choices, graphic design,, treatment of images and text, choice of material, and technical production.

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.

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 fairytale-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. Each book is given its own tabbed section, making the catalog into a reference work with easy access to the information for each winning title.

Designed by Studio Rob van Hoesel

Published by Cpnb (Stichting Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek)
Bilingual, in Dutch and English

Softcover, 272 pages, color and b&w images, 8 × 12.6 inches

ISBN: 978-9-05-965487-7

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