The Best Dutch Book Designs 2017 book review

Book details

The lime green annual photographed side-on with the title in large black type
Figure 1. Front cover of The Best Dutch Book Designs 2017 annual. Book designed by Studio Rob van Hoesel.

Introduction

Design overview of the annual

Photograph of a double page spread from inside, shows books photographed at smaller sizes over a double page spread
Figure 2. The left page in the photograph above, page 44 (the last page of a showcased book, which has a detailed list of all the materials and suppliers used in the making of the book). The right page in the photograph above, page 45 (1st page of a showcased book).

Short overview of the books awarded

Inside spread photograph, shows an animated cartoonish illustrated spread using green and red colours of places in Holland
Figure 3. Double page spread from De Zweetvoetenman (The Sweaty-Feet Man) by Annet Huizing and Margot Westermann. Book designed and illustrated by Margot Westermann.
Photograph of the cover side-on with the title in large black text and the light brown cover paper with images faded
Figure 4. Book cover of Layers of Reality by Anna Püschel. Book designed by Studio Rob van Hoesel and Carel Fransen.
Photograph of an inside spread showing a multi-coloured pie chart on the left page with large black text on the right
Figure 5. Double page spread from Layers of Reality by Anna Püschel.
Photograph of an inside spread showing the black paper and a polaroid photograph of the woman on the right
Figure 6. Double page spread from Maria I Need Your Lovin’ by Martijn van de Griendt. Book designed by Eva van der Schans.
Photograph of the side-on view of the book showing the gold printing on the outside book block edge
Figure 7. Double page spread from Maria I Need Your Lovin’ by Martijn van de Griendt. Book designed by Eva van der Schans.
Photo on the left of book cover (black paper with title in large orange text), on the right a photo of the binding zoomed-in
Figure 8. Double page spread from Salamanders in Art and Science by Max Sparreboom and Bas Teunis. Book designed by Reynoud Hofman.
Figure 9. Double page spread from Salamanders in Art and Science by Max Sparreboom and Bas Teunis. Book designed by Reynoud Hofman.
Photo of the greenish book cover diagonally stood-up showing the English cover on the left and the Dutch version on the right
Figure 10. Double page spread from Voorbij de dijken: Hoe Nederlnd met water werkt (Beyond the Dikes: How the Dutch Work with Water) by Marinke Steenhuis and Paul Meurs. Book designed by Beukers Scholma.
Photo of an inside double page spread, uses a 3 column layout with images running along the bottom of the page
Figure 11. Double page spread from Voorbij de dijken: Hoe Nederlnd met water werkt (Beyond the Dikes: How the Dutch Work with Water) by Marinke Steenhuis and Paul Meurs.
Photo of an inside spread, green paper used with black body text on the left page, and 2 photos of dykes on the right page
Figure 12. Double page spread from Voorbij de dijken: Hoe Nederlnd met water werkt (Beyond the Dikes: How the Dutch Work with Water) by Marinke Steenhuis and Paul Meurs.

Critical aspects of the annual

Book design competitions and book design annuals from other countries

Observations and conclusions on the annual and books showcased

About the author

Figure acknowledgements

References

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