The international juryJury panel in Leipzig, February 6th and 8th 2020, German National Library

An independent international jury convenes every year in February in Leipzig with the task of selecting 14 outstandingly designed books from about 600 of the best books from more than 31countries: The best of the best!

Mart Anderson / Estonia
Johannes Bissinger / Germany
Na Kim / South Korea
Adam Macháček / USA, Czech Republic
Ondine Pannet / France

  • Mart Anderson

Mart Anderson is an Estonian graphic artist, currently running his own studio specialised on type and graphic design. He teaches typography at Pallas University of Applied Sciences in Tartu. Furthermore, he is the organiser of Kirjak Typography Conference which takes place once a year in Tallinn (kirjak.info).

  • Johannes Bissinger

Johannes Bissinger founded his own design studio in Munich in 2012 and works for clients in the cultural sector. The studio is focused on the design of books, publications and corporate identities. His content-based design solutions have been awarded prizes in national and international competitions. In 2014 Johannes Bissinger was appointed “graphic designer of the year” for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (together with Christian Lange). Bissinger studied editorial design (MA) at Zurich University of the Arts.

  • Na Kim

Na Kim is a graphic designer based in Seoul and Berlin. She focuses on the visual language of autonomous works as well as various commissioned cultural projects. She was the art director and editor of GRAPHIC magazine and in 2015 she initiated a project series, SET, based on her monograph. Kim founded Table Union, a design studio serving as a creative platform. Her works been invited to many international exhibitions, including at Gwangju Design Biennale, MMCA, V&A, MoMA, Milan Triennale Museum and Die Neue Sammlung. In addition, Kim has been a curator for the Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Brno Biennale, Chaumont Festival and Typojanchi.

  • Adam Macháček

Adam Macháček is a graphic designer based in Berkeley, California, and a founding member of 20YY Designers along with Sébastien Bohner, Petr Bosák and Robert Jansa. Besides commissioned projects he has initiated and curated several exhibitions in the field of graphic design, such as the Brno Biennial in 2014 and 2016 (together with Tomáš Celizna and Radim Peško), From Mars (2006, with Radim Peško) and Work from Switzerland (2004). In 2016, with Kateřina Šedá, he was editor, designer and publisher of the catalogue for the 51st year of The Most Beautiful Czech Books.

  • Ondine Pannet

Ondine Pannet was born in France, and now lives and works in Paris and Leipzig. She studied graphic design at the College of Art and Design in Amiens and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. Her final project, in 2014, entitled “Historical and geographical description of the Island of Formosa” and supervised by Prof. Günter Karl Bose, was awarded the “Sponsorship Prize for Young Book Design” in 2015.
Since 2014 Ondine Pannet has been a partner at Bureau David Voss in Leipzig. The studio focuses primarily on visual designs for institutions in the cultural sector and develops concepts for books, magazines, exhibitions and corporate identities, among others. The Bureau has received many national and international awards for its work. Since the end of 2018 Ondine Pannet has been responsible for setting up a branch office for Bureau David Voss in Paris.