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The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 18th, 2012. Artwork published in .
    The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 1
    Source: http://www.meeusontwerpt.nl Meeusontwerpt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    De Best Verzorgde Boeken is an annual competition that awards the best book designs from The Netherlands. For 2011, the jury selected 30 books out of 338 submissions. The winning entries were on display at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in autumn 2012. Meeusontwerpt designed the catalogue as well as the poster and invitation for the exhibition.

    In the introduction to the catalogue, jury member Frederike Huygen comments on the observed typographic trends:

    Text pages with semibold sanserifs and underlining have dominated the scene for a decade, but this year there was more variety in the typography. Then again, this year’s entries seemed more or less immune to another trend: there were few covers with home-made fonts.

    You can find the full quote on skeletonformes.

    Covers with the stickers
    Source: http://www.meeusontwerpt.nl Meeusontwerpt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Covers with the stickers

    Covers with the stickers
    Source: http://www.meeusontwerpt.nl Meeusontwerpt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Part 2: The jury. Jury comments with empty spots to put the stickers.
    Not shown is Part 3: The samples. Commented details of the books

    Covers with the stickers
    Source: http://www.meeusontwerpt.nl Meeusontwerpt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Part 1: The books. 30 books displayed on stickersheets

    Covers with the stickers
    Source: http://www.meeusontwerpt.nl Meeusontwerpt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for the exhibition of the Best Dutch Book Designs in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Covers with the stickers
    Source: http://www.meeusontwerpt.nl Meeusontwerpt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Invitation for the exhibition

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