The exhibit features some 170 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 2019, 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. 14, 2019 (Sat) - Mar. 29, 2020 (Sun)
We are closed from February 29 (Sat) as a measure against the further spreading of the coronavirus.
Mondays, Dec.28th-Jan.5th 2020, Jan.14th 2020, Feb.25th 2020
*Open, however, Jan.13th 2020, Feb.24th 2020
||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 Book Publishers Association
Japan Federation of Printing Industries
Embassy of Canada
Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken
Bundesamt für Kultur Wettbewerb Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher