shortlist Best Book Design from all over the World

2021

AUSTRALIA
An unreliable guidebook to jewellery
Kate Rhodes, Nella Themelios
Publisher: RMIT Design Hub Gallery
Design: Ziga Testen, Kim Mumm Hansen
Numerals Design: Matter of Sorts (Vincent Chan)
Photography: Lisa Walker, Layla Cluer,
Mike O’Neill, Karl Fritsch
ISBN: 978-0-6484022-2-0

CANADA
Clyde Fans
Seth
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Design / Illustration: Seth
ISBN: 978770463578
GERMANY
Die Bibel – Über Frauen
Paulina Mohr
Design: Paulina Mohr
Assistance: Timo Rychert, Heike Grebin
Self-Published

THE NETHERLANDS
Invisible
Nicolas Floc’h (photography)
Publisher: Roma Publications
Design: Roger Willems
ISBN: 9789492811783

CHINA
Jia Hui
Zhang Shouzhou, Ma Ping
Publisher: Jiangsu Phoenix Science Press
Design: Zhao Qing, Jiang Jiajia
ISBN: 9787553793276

SWEDEN
Les Archives Suédoises – The Opening, Öppnandet, La Réouverture
Anna Ekman and Cecilia Järdemar (artists) ; André Yoka Lyé, Maria Lantz, Lotten Gustavsson Reinius, Darren Newbury and Stefan Helgesson (texts)
Publisher: Sailor Press
Design: Matilda Plöjel
Illustration / Photography: Anna Ekman,
Cecilia Järdemar
ISBN: 9789198357370

THE NETHERLANDS
No School Manifesto
Ilse Ouwens, Fabiola Camuti, Betje Stevens
Publisher: Valiz i.s.m. ArtEZ, Cibap, SintLucas
Design: Marius Schwarz
ISBN: 9789492095855

PORTUGAL
Post Millenium – Critical Essays On Contemporary Tensions –
We Would Prefer Not To – Resistance & Resillience [Vol.3]
Elisabete Marques, José Bragança De Miranda,
Maria João Baltasar, Fátima Pombo, Mariana Silva,
Raqs Media Collective
Publishers: Esad – Idea
Design: Esad – Idea
(Inês Nepomuceno, Susana Martins, Luís Cepa)
Illustration / Photography: Eva Papamargariti
ISBN: 978-989-54525-7-6

SWITZERLAND
Richard Tuttle – TheStars
Richard Tuttle, Charlotte McInnes (Editor)
Publisher: Modern Art, London
Design: Studio Mathias Clottu, London
ISBN: 978-0-9567988-8-6

THE NETHERLANDS
SC_1 / 1_1 / 2_1 / 4_1 / 8
Sigrid Calon
Publisher: Sigrid Calon
Design: Sigrid Calon


2020

SWEDEN
Ett år i Sverige – buskörningar, bilbränder och slaktplatser

Björn Larsson
Publisher: Journal
Design: Sebastian Wadsted
Illustration / Photography: Björn Larsson
ISBN: 9789187939389

THE NETHERLANDS
Bryophytes and Lichens of Letterewe

Oliver Moore
Publisher: Letterewe Estate
Design: IBO (Irma Boom, Eva van Bemmelen)
ISBN: 978-90-824953-1-7

SWITZERLAND
Alternative Histories

Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld, London
Publisher: Drawing Matter, Wincanton
Design: Studio Mathias Clottu, London
Illustration / Photography: Thomas Adank
ISBN: 978-1-9161522-0-5

VENEZUELA
Reencuentro / Reencounter. Sheila Hicks

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Chile
Publisher: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Ediciones Puro Chile, Chile
Design: Álvaro Sotillo, Gabriela Fontanillas, Luis Giraldo
ISBN: 978-956-243-080-7

NORWAY
Concrete Oslo
Langsdalen, Pinochet, Szacka
Publisher: Torpedo Press, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Design: Joao Doria
Illustration / Photography: Misc.
ISBN: 978-82-93104-23-0

RUSSIA
About Art
Louis Althusser
Publisher: V-A-C Foundation, Artguide Editions
Design: Natalya Agapova
ISBN: 978-5-6041854-1-4

CHINA
The Great Bridge: Matter and Memory of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

Jiangsu Art Museum
Publisher: Phoniex Fine Arts Publishing Ltd.
Design: Qu Minmin, Jiang Qian
ISBN 9787558050947

SWEDEN
Aednan

Linnea Axelsson
Publisher: Albert Bonniers Förlag
Design: Håkan Liljemärker
ISBN: 978-910-017-364-7

PORTUGAL
História Do Crime

João Louro
Publisher: João Louro (Edição De Autor)
Design: Barbara Says

PORTUGAL
Imprimere, Arte E Processo Nos 250 Anos Da Imprensa Nacional
Aavv
Publisher: Incm
Design: Degrau
Illustration / Photography: Luís Espinheira
ISBN: 978-989-8829-41-2

RUSSIA
PLOTS

Maksim Zuev, Maria Rudakova
Publisher: Maria Rudakova
Design: Vfria Rudakova

POLAND
Polski Teatr Tanca 1973-2018

Publisher: Polski Teatr Tanca, Poznan
Design: Ryszard Bienert
Illustration / Photography: Andrzej Grabowski
ISBN: 978-83-951669-0-7

THE NETHERLANDS
Richard Prince. Cowboy

Robert M. Rubin
Publisher: Prestel
Design: COMA (Cornelia Blatter, Marcel Hermans)
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5968-7

AUSTRIA
Loomshuttles, Warpaths.

Ines Doujak
Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig
Design: Markus Wörgötter
Illustration / Photography: Markus Wörgötter
ISBN: 978-3-95905-218-4

JAPAN
Exploring the Wineries of Yamanashi

Satoru Mori
Publisher: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Co.,ltd.
Design: Nobuhiro Nakagawa
Illustration / Photography: Katsuaki Shimegi
ISBN: 978-4-568-50633-4

LITHUANIA
How The Future King of England Ate Peacock in Vilnius: the Shared Cultural, Political and Culinary History of Britain and Lithuania

Rimvydas Laužikas, Antanas Astrauskas
Publisher: Lithuanian Culture Institute
Design: Dovydas Stonkus, Deimantė Brukštaitė (Godspeed Branding)
ISBN: 978-609-8015-65-2

UNITED KINGDOM
Dubuffet & the City: People, Place and Urban Space

Sophie Berrebi/ Editor: Jennifer Bernstein, Tenacious Editorial
Publisher: Hauser & Wirth
Design: Mevis & van Deursen, with Marius Schwarz
ISBN: 978-3906915111

CHINA
Shanghai Illustration 1900-1999

Jiang Qinggong, Liu Ruiying
Publisher: Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing Co., Ltd.
Design: Jiang Qinggong
ISBN: 9787558609541

AUSTRIA
Raum Annähern

Robert Hahn, Werner Neuwirth
Publisher: Bohatsch und Partner
Design: Walter Bohatsch, Igor Labudovic
ISBN: 978-3-200-05529-2

GERMANY
Atlas of the Copenhagens
Deane Simpson, Kathrin Susanna Gimmel, Anders Lonka, u.a.
Publisher: Ruby Press, Berlin
Design: Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat
Illustration / Photography: Joost Grootens, Dimitri Jeannottat, Julie da Silva u.a. / SJG, Amsterdam (NL)
ISBN: 978-3-944074-24-5

ESTONIA
Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?

Mark Fisher
Publisher: Estonian Academy of Arts Press
Design: Maria Muuk
ISBN: 978-9985-630-03-5

CHINA
The Long Goodbye

Wu Guozhang
Publisher: Nanjing Publishing House
Design: Wang Jun
ISBN: 9787553326559

PORTUGAL
751 Dias – O Tempo Não Consome A Eternidade

Helena Teixeira Da Silva
Publisher: Camara Municipal Do Porto
Design: Esad Idea / Inês Nepomuceno
Illustration / Photography: Miguel Nogueira , Bárbara Moreira
ISBN: 978-989-99871-8-0

THE NETHERLANDS
Un-conscious-City

Wiel Arets
Publisher: Actar
Design: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder)
ISBN: 978-1-945150-65-4

GERMANY
Oh, eine Pflanze!

Felix Bork
Publisher: Eichborn Verlag in der Bastei Lübbe AG, Köln
Design: Felix Bork, Büro Bum Bum
Illustration / Photography: Felix Bork
ISBN: 978-3-8479-0658-2