The exhibit features some 200 books, including books of superior design from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Austria, Canada, China, and for the first time this year, Denmark 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.
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.
||Dec. 5, 2015 (Sat) - Feb. 28, 2016 (Sun)
||Mondays Dec.28th-Jan.4th 2015, Jan.12th 2015
*Open, however, Jan.11th
||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.
Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA)
Japan Federation of Printing Industries
Japan Book Publishers Association
Embassy of Canada
Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken
Bundesamt für Kultur Wettbewerb Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher
Stiftung Buchkunst Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig
Forening for Boghaandværk