Catalog of Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020
Although the end of the year 2020 is turbulent, book lovers in Germany are lucky that the most beautiful German books were once again chosen by the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation). This year’s award ceremony also saw the presentation of the annual catalog of Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020 (The Most Beautiful German Books), designed and implemented by the team from Bureau Est, based in Leipzig and Paris, in collaboration with the film and photography duo Choreo. In order to create greater visibility for the award winners despite the current circumstances, the idea was born to link the catalog to an app, thus making video footage available for all 28 award-winning books.
Alexandra Stender (head of production at Suhrkamp) says of the catalogs of the Stiftung Buchkunst, “Each new catalog is a real treasure trove for book lovers and a reliable source for people with an interest in book production: who printed what, on what, and how much? What materials were used? What was the coloring of the paper and what grammage was used? Which suppliers were involved in the production? All details are conscientiously listed in the catalogs. Anyone who wants to trace the development of book production in this high-quality field cannot avoid the most beautiful books as the most important source.”
A must for anyone interested in book design, a treat for anyone who likes to buy beautiful books!
Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020
Publisher: Katharina Hesse, Stiftung Buchkunst
Concept and Design: Bureau Est (Ondine Pannet, Lisa Petersen, Sebastian A. Schmitt, Marie Schuster, David Voss)
Photography and Video/Reproduction and Lithography: Choreo (Roman Häbler, Lars-Ole Bastar)
Editors: Katharina Hesse, Carolin Blöink, Jana Mayer-Stoltz, Albrecht Dobelstein
Texts of the Jury: Elmar Lixenfeld
Translation: Iain Reynolds
Typeface: Suisse BP Serif, Riposte Medium
Paper: Invercote G, IGEPA, Opakal brillance white, IGEPA, Salzer Touch, 1.2 white, IGEPA; Maschinengraukarton, IGEPA
Printing: Friedrich Pöge e.K.
Binding: G.Fr.Wanner, Leipzig, Georg Kaffenberger OHG
App Provider: visionar GmbH
Pice: € 20.–
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