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BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2020

BEST DUTCH BOOK DESIGNS 2020

The thirty-three Best Dutch Book Designs 2020 have been announced. A total of 267 entries were assessed for their distinctive qualities by a panel of experts looking for outstanding work in such areas as content, design, picture editing, typography, choice of materials, printing and binding.

This year’s panel of judges consisted of Yolanda Huntelaar (designer) and Michaël Snitker (designer), Carine van Wijk (managing director, Gottmer Publishers), Martijn Kicken (consultant at Tielen printers) and Thomas Castro (curator Graphic Design, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).

The thirty-three books selected can be admired in an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam later this year, coinciding with the publication of this year’s catalogue.

One of our titles has been nominated: The Walter Benjamin and Albert S. Project by artist Maurice Bogaert. Book design by Edwin van Gelder of Mainstudio and printed by robstolk Amsterdam. 

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Make it happen - Future Cities Book

Make it happen - Future Cities Book

Future Cities - photos and stories from the world cities of tomorrow

For the last five years photographer Yvonne Brandwijk and journalist Stephanie Bakker travelled to five of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Not to Mumbai or Shanghai, but to the up-and-coming cultural, creative and economic hubs of tomorrow: Kinshasa, Lima, Yangon, Medellín and Addis Ababa.

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18-21.05.2020 (Online) events by Jap Sam Books and LIMA

On the occasion of the release of our new publication A Critical History of Media Art in the Netherlands. Platforms, Policies, Technologies, edited by Sanneke Huisman and Marga van Mechelen, and with a beautiful design by Mind Design, 
Jap Sam Books and LIMA present a series of (online) events, made possible with the support of the AFK.

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In Memoriam: Lon Pennock (1945 - 2020)

'By investigating simple forms seemingly borrowed from objective reality, Lon Pennock developed an aesthetic language related to that informing Concrete Art, which draws solely on such geometric elements as the rectangular solid, the cube, the cone or the cylinder.' – Thomas Köllhofer

Artist/sculptor Lon Pennock died on March 9, 2020, after a short illness. Jap Sam Books published his last monograph Lon Pennock. Works in 2016 in cooperation with Foundation Lon Pennock. 

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