For the third 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.
Ahoi Kunst- und Kulturraum, Furrengasse 11
noon - 6pm
Festival ticket or single entry (CHF 5.–)
Despite cultural differences in book production, the competition aims to compare the technical and aesthetic standards as well as the appropriate and artistic design of books beyond national borders.
This year, approximately 600 award-winning publications from their respective countries, previously recognized in national competitions, participated in the Best Book Design from All Over the World competition. Books from around 30 countries were considered. An internationally diverse panel of experts rigorously evaluated all publications through a selection process and crowned 14 winners. The book that received the highest honor, the Golden Letter, is from Switzerland this year: "Susi + Ueli Berger: Art in Architecture and Public Spaces 1968–2008," designed by Dan Solbach, Fabian Harb, and Maria Peskina.
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 underlines the formats’ openness to innovation without disregarding the longstanding book tradition.
Aslak Gurholt (Oslo), Billy Kiosoglou (London), Siri Lee Lindskrog (Berlin), Maša Poljanec (Zagreb), Coline Sunier (Paris/Marseille)
Tim Goossens (Zürich)
Studio Lametta (Luzern)