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Please come and see our World Book Design Exhibition 2013-14

From the end of 2014 through February 2015, the Printing Museum, Tokyo is once again holding its annual World Book Design Exhibition. As we enter our annual exhibition, our desire to discover the ‘true chic’ of book design is 13th as strong as ever. We once more promise visitors an exhibition that will leave indelible footprints in their memories.

In addition to the winning entries from the World’s Most Beautiful Books Competition 2014, we are exhibiting a selection of superbly designed books from Japan, Germany, Holland, Austria, and China.

Two countries have also been selected as special exhibition themes. The first is Switzerland. Japan will be reaching a milestone in 2015, the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Edo Shogunate of Japan and the Swiss government. The Printing Museum, Tokyo has prepared a special exhibition with 40 books and artifacts from Switzerland to commemorate the occasion. The second country is Iran. Though often remote from view in modern-day Japan, Iran has a rich historical culture of global importance, including a very old book culture. Some 160 books and artifacts from Iran are exhibited together with the 40 from Switzerland.

The Exhibition will run until February 22 in the Printing Museum, Tokyo.

Please visit to learn more about book design and enjoy contemporary designs from around the world.

January, 2015

Koichi Kabayama
Printing Museum, Tokyo

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