Best Dutch Book Designs 2021


This year marks the 60th occasion of the Best Dutch Book Designs, and the selection to choose from was even larger than usual. More than 320 books were submitted to the jury for consideration, which can be taken as a sign that bookmaking is alive and well.

Ultimately, 33 books stood up to the experts’ critical examination and now carry the title of “best”. Besides craftsmanship, the jury looked for balance in this year’s group. From technical tours de force and concepts that make you think, to introverted or extravagant books, from books by world-famous designers to ones created by students, all have earned their place in this volume, which can be browsed from either cover.

Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 presents a comprehensive overview of the 33 selections made during this difficult yet rewarding process.

The catalogue includes detailed information about each publication, its technical execution, and unique insights into the significant aspects that made each one a cut above the rest.

Designed by PutGootink (René Put and Brigitte Gootink)

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

Printed in an edition of 900 copies

Softcover, 300 pages, b&w, 9 × 12 inches

ISBN: 978-9-08-317381-8

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