The exhibit features some 180 books, including books of superior design from Japan, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, China, and as well as books accepted for the Best Book Design from all over the World 2018, 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.
*There are some books that are not available due to the limited number of copies, this is not the exhibition of all prize-awarded works.
||Dec. 15, 2018 (Sat) - Mar. 31, 2019 (Sun)
||Mondays, Dec.25th, Dec.29th-Jan.3rd 2019, Jan.15th 2019, Feb.12th 2019
*Open, however, Dec.24th, Jan.14th 2019, Feb.11th 2019
||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
Bundesamt für Kultur Wettbewerb Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher