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  • The Best Dutch Book Designs 2023
  • Ronja Driessen
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The Best Dutch Book Designs 2023

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2023

The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2023 are here!!

This year 5(!) of the 33 titles selected by the professional jury are publications by Jap Sam Books, what a crazy amount. On top of that, 2 of these titles are also selected by the student jury. Many thanks to both of the Best Dutch Book Designs juries.

We are very excited to share these beautiful publications once again with you all on the occasion of this win. Of course we first want to thank, and congratulate the amazing designers who collaborated with us to create the book designs; Loes Verstappen, Brigitte Gootink & René Put (PutGootink), Edwin van Gelder (Mainstudio), Eva van der Schans (Inedition), and Tariq Heijboer. 

Six impossible things before breakfast 

Idea: Ingrid de Coster 

Design: Loes Verstappen 

Photography in collaboration with: Bas Schevers

Text in collaboration with: Bruno de Wachter

Translation: Patrick Lennon

Lithography: Marc Gijzen

Printing: Zwaan Lenoir 

Binding: Boekbinderij Patist 

Order Six impossible things before breakfast >>>



Artist: Han Schuil

Editing: Han Schuil, Gerrit Willems, Eleonoor Jap Sam

Design: PutGootink (René Put, Brigitte Gootink)

Lithography: Bert van der Horst

Text by: Han Schuil, Gerrit Willems, Laure van den Hout, Zippora Elders, Bart Rutten

Translation: Kate Eaton (Woordwaarde)

Printing partner: ORO Grafisch Projectmanagement

Published in collaboration with Centraal Museum

Order - / BLAST / HEAT. HAN SCHUIL >>>


Interwoven. Diana Scherer

Artist: Diana Scherer 

Editing: Diana Scherer, Edwin van Gelder, Eleonoor Jap Sam

Design: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder)

Texts: Giovanni Aloi, Phillip Fimmano, Colin Huizing, Herbert Kopp-Oberstebrink, Norbert Peeters, Judith Elisabeth Weiss, Jiwei Zhou

Translation: Christina Oberstebrink, Caspar Wijers

Lithography: Marc Gijzen

Printing: NPN Drukkers

Order Interwoven. Diana Scherer >>>


Open-Ended visions of possibilities. patricia kaersenhout

Artist: patricia kaersenhout

Editing: Chandra FrankEleonoor Jap Sam, patricia kaersenhout

Design: Inedition (Eva van der Schans)

Contributors: Barby Asante, La Vaughn Belle, Ingrid Braam, Jeannette Ehlers, Chandra Frank, Sasha Huber, Roel Hijink, patricia kaersenhout, Rashid Novaire, rolando vázquez, Gloria Wekker, Selene Wendt

Transcript & proofreading: Robert van de Walle, Ronja Driessen

Printing: NPN Drukkers

Published in collaboration with Bonnefanten

Order Open-Ended visions of possibilities. patricia kaersenhout >>>


Reuse to Reduce

Editing: Jan Willem ter Steege

Project coordination: Buro Bordo (Jessica Voorwinde, judith Ofner)

Design: Tariq Heijboer 

Texts: Aaron Betsky, Mantijn van Leeuwen, Josse Popma, Jan Willem ter Steege

Printing: Drukkerij Raddraaier SSP 

Translation: Robert van de Walle 

Partners: Popma ter Steege Architects, Stichting BioPartner

Order Reuse to Reduce >>> 


Made possible with the kind support of the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Jaap Harten Fonds, Cultuurfonds, Museum Kranenburgh, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Bonnefanten, Municipality of Leiden, and University of Leiden

De Best Verzorgde Boeken wordt mogelijk gemaakt door ASF Goede Doelen Fonds, Igepa Nederland, BNO/Pictoright en L. van Heek Textiles


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