Bronze MedalRussia

★★

Electric Generator
Yan Zaretsky, Nikolay Gordin
Design: Yan Zaretsky (design and illustration)
Format: 20 cm × 29,8 cm
Pages: Vol 1: 372, Vol 2: 76
Copies: 20
Printer: NP-Print, Saint Petersburg
Publisher: Aspekt

Jury ‘s comment:

This extremely elaborate design work, which at first glance looks like a Russian avant-garde magazine, is, in fact, the operating manual of a generator. Typographically as well as graphically, the book plays with a wide range of neatly implemented means which are both unobtrusive and clear. A surprising and intriguing work that invites to discover the combination of the technical and graphic, even if you had no prior interest in generator’s construction.


Bronze MedalSwitzerland

★★

Corinne
Chris Eggli, Bruno Stettler (photography)
Design: Chris Eggli in collaboration
with Vieceli & Cremers
Format: 27 cm × 20 cm
Pages: 160
Copies: 500
Printer: Offsetdruckerei Karl Grammlich, Pliezhausen
Publisher: everyedition, Zurich

Jury ‘s comment:

Untrimmed pages laid together. No binding, no stapling – like an invitation to re-compose the pages. But the image compositions are already convincing. The content – photographs of Corinne. Printed on glossy illustration paper, which almost seems as if it were cheap digital prints. Perfect for the purpose, transmitting the aesthetics of the time the pictures were taken. Bringing the pictures to life – and the memories of Corinne.


Bronze MedalEstonia

★★

SUVILA. PUHKAMINE JA ARHITEKTUUR EESTIS 20. SAJANDIL / Leisure Spaces. Holiday and Architecture in 20th Century Estonia
Texts: Triin Ojari, Epp Lankots, Mart Kalm, Tiina Tammet
Compiled by: Triin Ojari, Epp Lankots
Design: Laura Pappa
Format: 21 cm × 29 cm
Pages: 191
Copies: 900
Printer: Printon, Talinn
Publisher: Estonian Museum of Architecture, Tallinn
ISBN: 9789949726264

Jury ‘s comment:

For many a reader, this book awakens the nostalgic feeling of their own childhood summer holidays. Ignoring current design trends, the book is a timeless testimony to the architecture of Estonian vacation homes of the 20th century. From the paper to the choice of typeface, a coherent object has been created that invites readers to browse and admire.


Bronze MedalSwitzerland

★★

Data Centers. Edges of a Wired Nation
Monika Dommann, Hannes Rickli, Max Stadler
Design: Hubertus Design (Kerstin Landis, Lea Fischlin, Felix Plate, Jonas Voegeli)
Format: 19 × 26 cm
Pages: 124
Copies: 3000
Printer: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich
ISBN: 978-3-03778-645-1

Jury ‘s comment:

A book about Swiss data centers, which have gained a new importance in times of Covid. The examination of contemporary issues is at the core of this book: not only is the pandemic addressed, but also the relationship between data centers, their energy consumption and climate change. In terms of presentation, this book’s conspicuous feature is its clarity. The text plays exclusively with the colors black and white – comparable to binary code: 1 or 0 – which gives the typography a cool, technical look. This image is also continued in the infographics, which are blocky and reminiscent of server cabinets in a data center.


Bronze MedalNorway

★★

Marianne Hurum – Krabbe
Janeke Meyer Utne
Design: Carl Gürgens, Levi Bergqvist
Format: 27,6 cm × 21,3 cm
Pages: 128
Copies: 500
Printer: Göteborgstryckeriet, Mölndal
Publisher: Lillehammer Art Museum
ISBN: 9788290241785

Jury ‘s comment:

In terms of concept a very attractively realised art catalogue of the Lillehammer Art Museum, in which the stringent design approach runs through. The size of the featured artworks is indicated by the size of the image numbering underpinned by an exciting paper mixture, the text pages are underlaid in colour. Chapters are marked by symbols taken from Hurum’s artworks in abstracted form. These design ideas make the book and Hurum’s artwork a haptic experience, even far from the museum.