Bronze Medal The Netherlands

Andres Gonzalez
American Origami

Design: Hans Gremmen
Print: Grafiplaza, Amsterdam
Publisher: Fw:Books, Amsterdam
ISBN: 978 94 90119-81-2
Format: 240 × 280 mm
Pages: 384
Printrun: 1000

  • result of six years of photographic research
  • examines the epidemic of mass shootings in American schools
  • bound in a unique way, which creates a visual parallel world of now and then
  • silenced landscape interwoven with the personal artifacts created by those left behind

Bronze MedalJapan

Daisuke Sasaki
A Wizard of Tono

Design: Fujita Hiromi
Print: Nissha Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Numabooks, Tokyo
ISBN: 978-4-909242-03-7 
Format: 235 × 160 mm(codex binding+photo acyl pasting)
Pages: 204
Printrun: 350

  • a 3 mm thick transparent acrylic plate on top of the cover
  • seems like a view through a window
  • the external appearance of the book works without any typography
  • very broad margins align the simplicity of the text pages

Bronze MedalIsrael

Talya Weitzman
Outside Of Everywhere

Design: Talya Weitzman
Print: AR print, Tel Aviv
Publisher: self-published, graduation project at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Format: 210 × 297 mm
Pages: 174
Printrun: 10

  • “The book describes a wander through the institutions which I went through during my life.” (author/designer)
  • the cut-outs used in the book do not work as decorative elements, they rather seem to reflect an inner conflict
  • presence, non-presence, looking back, looking forth, empty gaps, overlaying impressions

Bronze MedalPortugal

Ana Jotta, Ricardo Valentim

Design: Márcia Novais (from the layout by Sebastião Rodrigues)
Print: Maiadouro
Publisher: Gulbenkian, Lisbon
ISBN: 978-989-8758-57-6
Format: 170× 230 mm
Pages: 624
Printrun: 500

  • an atlas of intensive collaboration and dialogue between two artists with similar interests such as typography, exhibitions, artistic concepts – never without questioning these
  • even though published in a series, MOER departs from time to time from its guidelines
  • what remains is a simple design, which captivates the viewer anew with every reading
  • hardcover with dust jacket, black and white print on matt paper, massive pages tide with typical headband, and centre adjustment typography
  • this contrast makes the book extremely witty

Bronze MedalChina

Hong Wei
Contemplation: Philosophy of Dwelling

Design: Pan Yanrong
Print: Nanjing New Century Alliance Printing Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Shanghai Classics Publishing House
ISBN: 9787532593637
Format: 230 × 330 mm
Pages: 444
Printrun: 1200

  • high quality of material and production resembling the quality of what is shown
  • the book almost appears as a philosophical product catalogue
  • title, content and making – all speak the same language