The exhibit features some 160 books, including books of superior design from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Austria, China, and for the first time this year, Iran and as well as books accepted for the World's Most Beautiful Book Competition, which is held every year in March at the Leipzig Book Fair.
With this year marking the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland, we are delighted to present this special exhibition of award winning books from the Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition, as well as some 40 books that demonstrate the development of book design in postwar Switzerland.
There were books whose binding, printing, and typography were flawlessly designed in a traditional manner, as well as many surprisingly unconventional books. All the books on display made one realize how high the level of design and bookbinding techniques are today.
||Nov. 29, 2014 (Sat) - Feb. 22, 2015 (Sun)
||Mondays, Dec.27th-Jan.5th 2015, Jan.13th 2015
*Open, however, Jan.12th
||10:00 - 18:00
(Admission fee required for visitors wishing to see the Main Exhibits Room in the Printing Museum, Tokyo.)
Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Swiss Embassy in Japan
Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA)
Japan Federation of Printing Industries
Japan Book Publishers Association
Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken
Bundesamt für Kultur Wettbewerb Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher
Stiftung Buchkunst, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig