The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016
The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organizes the competition ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books' on an annual basis. It thereby recognizes excellence in the field of book design and production, as well drawing attention to remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers and publishers.
The five-member jury appraised all the submissions and selected 24 titles as the Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2016.
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2016 will be on display to the public at the Helmhaus Zurich from 31st august to 3rd september. The catalogue of this year's competition will be published at the same time. The winner of the Jan Tschichold Award will be honoured at the vernissage. Further events at the weekend will examine key issues related to the subject of books.
From autumn 2017, the "Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016" exhibition will be presented at a series of locations in Switzerland. Each year, the award-winning books also travel abroad at the invitation of local institutions and events, with exhibition venues this time round including Rhode Island, Providence, US (RISD ─ Rhode Island School of Design), San José, Costa Rica (Despacio), London (Umlaut), Paris (Centre culturel suisse), Copenhagen (Officin) and Oslo (Grafill), Vienna (Typographische Gesellschaft Austria) and Brussels (erg ─ école de recherche graphique et supérieure des arts).
Softcover, 270 x 230, 420 pages, German/French/Italian/English