The Best Dutch Book Designs is an annual competition where a professional panel of judges books that excel in design, typography, picture editing, lithography, printing and binding. In the selection process the judges also assess the relation between form and content and which decisions the commissioners (publishers) have made. And, of course, the relevance of making that particular book.

As of last year, a student panel was created. They follow the same procedures as the professional panel, examining the books on a number of days and later spending two days to arrive at their own final selection. This year 342 books were submitted from which the student panel chose 31 books.

We are delighted to announce that XPUB’s Special Issue 4 “A Bed, a Chair,and a Table” is part of the 31 books selection!

Congratulations to Giulia de Giovanelli, Natasha Berting, Elisa Chaudet, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joãovan der Horst, Alexander Roidl, Alice Strete and Zalán Szakács!

The book will be exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The opening is on Friday 28.09, with an exhibition and a presentation of the selected books, as part of the Best Designed Books exhibition.