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“World Book Design 2017–2018” Gathers the Most Beautiful Books from Around the Globe

2019.02.27


Visitors to the exhibition can hold the winning books in their hands and experience the quality of the design for themselves

Done well, a book’s design conveys the worldview within at a glance, just like the design of a record jacket or CD case. We’ve all had the experience of buying a book we’d never heard of before simply because its cover spoke to us directly.

The “World Book Design 2017–2018” exhibition, currently running at Printing Museum Tokyo’s P & P Gallery, celebrates recent achievements in book design from around the globe.


Nana Inoue’s Process for becoming a little bear (be Nice Inc.), winner of the silver medal at the 2018 Best Book Design from All Over the World awards

The exhibition features eleven books from the March 2018 Best Book Design from All Over the World, including entrants from Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and China. Prize-winners from the past 10 years of Best Book Design are also on display, plus over 150 other beautiful books for a total of around 200. Visitors can even physically hold and open them, to enjoy the absolute best that book design has to offer.


Yoshiaki Nishino’s Yoshio Murakami: In the depths of the psyche (Genpusha), winner of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry’s award at the 52nd Japan Book Design Awards

Japanese books at the exhibition include Nana Inoue’s Process for becoming a little bear, winner of the silver medal at the Best Book Design from All Over the World awards, and 22 prize winners from the 52nd Japan Book Design Awards.

Multiple panels are also planned featuring the designers who created this award-winning work. Fans of design or just fans of books won’t want to miss out!

 

◆ World Book Design 2017–2018
Dates: December 15, 2018, to March 31, 2019 (see website for days of opening)

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Venue: P & P Gallery, Printing Museum Tokyo
    Toppan Koishikawa Building 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531
Official website: https://www.printing-museum.org/en/exhibition/pp/181215/