Best Book Design from All Over the World 2020


Ahoi Kunst- und Kulturraum,
Furrengasse 11

Opening hours

noon – 6pm


Due to the small space, a mask is required in this exhibition.

For the second time Weltformat Graphic Design Festival presents the winners of the international competition Best Book Design from All Over the World. In addition to the book honoured with the Golden Letter, the thirteen further award-winning publications from all over the world will be exhibited.

Since 1963, Leipzig has hosted the world's only international book design competition honouring the most beautiful books from all over the world. Despite cultural differences in editorial design and book production, the competition is an attempt to compare the technical and aesthetic level and the professional and artistic design of books beyond national borders.

This year, the competition Best Book Design from All Over the World assessed more than 600 publications, which have previously been awarded prizes in their respective countries of origin within the framework of national competitions. Books from 31 countries were considered. An international jury of experts has reviewed all the publications in a selection process and selected 14 winners. This year, the book that has been awarded the Golden Letter is a Swiss publication: Almanach Ecart. Une archive collective, 1969-2019 by Elisabeth Jobin and Yann Chateigné, designed by Dan Solbach.

The competition Best Book Design from All Over the World is organised and carried out by the Stiftung Buchkunst. With the international competition as well as the awards Best Book Design from Germany and the advancement award for young editorial designers, the foundation has promoted well-designed books and offered them a platform as well as access to a broad public and the market for several decades. The competitions examine current developments in international book design. The large number of young prize winners also underlines the formats’ openness to innovation without disregarding the longstanding book tradition.


Mart Anderson (Estonia), Johannes Bissinger (Germany), Na Kim (South Korea) und Adam Macháček (USA, Czeck Republic)


Tim Goossens (Zurich)


Studio Lametta (Lucerne)


Stiftung Buchkunst (Frankfurt am Main / Leipzig)


Anne-Sophie Stolz