Catalogus 2018
This catalogue of The Best Dutch Book Designs is a carefully chosen selection carried out by the Student Jury of 2018. The jury has chosen 30 books for the final selection from an immense number of 295 books that were submitted and neatly stacked into sections; 20 in the section of Art, Photography and Architecture (A) 8 in the section Informative non-fiction (B) and 1 in the section of Prose, Poetry or Graphic Novel book (C). Among the submission the jury noticed the recurring characteristic of the book as a sensory object in which often personal stories are told. This was often strengthened by tangible and unique elements such as bookmarks, handwritten names, cards, a coin or pieces of paper embedded with a smell or a taste. These details turn a book into a delicate object, something to be looked after and taken care of, something of personal value like a diary. Another characteristic are the repetitious but important practices that bridged theory and practice, often relating to contemporary fashion and mapping information about social, cultural, political and environmental impacts. Many books that were submitted were also about important world events, such as World War II and have become special and beautiful documents. Maintaining the focus on process, the catalogue itself has been used as a tool to show the collective assemblage and process of the jury. The jury had passionate discussions about the selection because each jury member came from a different background, different academies, interests and countries, and had different motivations for the choices. To make this clear the collective method known as cadavre exquis was used to shape the jury report. This concept is applied throughout the catalogue in which the fold as an image and tangible element reflects the differences between the jury members causing random picture consequences and sometimes even accidents yielding surprising, sometimes absurd yet interesting texts. In this way the catalogue of The Best Dutch Book Designs Student Jury 2018 focus symbolizes the process and multiple viewpoints of the student jury. This catalogue was designed by Kimberley ter Heerdt and Zsa Zsa Tuffy
This catalogue of The Best Dutch Book Designs is a carefully chosen selection carried out by the Student Jury of 2018. The jury has chosen 30 books for the final selection from an immense number of 295 books that were submitted and neatly stacked into sections; 20 in the section of Art, Photography and Architecture (A) 8 in the section Informative non-fiction (B) and 1 in the section of Prose, Poetry or Graphic Novel book (C). Among the submission the jury noticed the recurring characteristic of the book as a sensory object in which often personal stories are told. This was often strengthened by tangible and unique elements such as bookmarks, handwritten names, cards, a coin or pieces of paper embedded with a smell or a taste. These details turn a book into a delicate object, something to be looked after and taken care of, something of personal value like a diary. Another characteristic are the repetitious but important practices that bridged theory and practice, often relating to contemporary fashion and mapping information about social, cultural, political and environmental impacts. Many books that were submitted were also about important world events, such as World War II and have become special and beautiful documents. Maintaining the focus on process, the catalogue itself has been used as a tool to show the collective assemblage and process of the jury. The jury had passionate discussions about the selection because each jury member came from a different background, different academies, interests and countries, and had different motivations for the choices. To make this clear the collective method known as cadavre exquis was used to shape the jury report. This concept is applied throughout the catalogue in which the fold as an image and tangible element reflects the differences between the jury members causing random picture consequences and sometimes even accidents yielding surprising, sometimes absurd yet interesting texts. In this way the catalogue of The Best Dutch Book Designs Student Jury 2018 focus symbolizes the process and multiple viewpoints of the student jury. This catalogue was designed by Kimberley ter Heerdt and Zsa Zsa Tuffy