The exhibit features some 180 books, including books of superior design from Japan, Germany, Holland, Austria, Canada, China, and as well as books accepted for the Best Book Design from all over the World 2016, 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.
With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Japan book design competition, we are delighted to present this special exhibition of award winning books from the Japan book design competition.
||Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat) - Mar. 5, 2017 (Sun)
||Mondays, Dec.29th-Jan.3rd 2017, Jan.9th 2017
*Open, however, Jan.10th
||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
Stiftung Buchkunst, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig