The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019


The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019

So pleased and honoured to see my photobook Odsłonić among the thirty-three awarded books for The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019! (from a total of 278 entries)

The thirty-three books selected can be seen in an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to be held in the autumn, coinciding with the publication of this year’s catalogue.

More information can be read here:

Odsłonić - Maria Dabrowski

Cover: Pop'sSet Hot Brown 320 g / m2 from Antalis
Interior: Eos 2.0 90 g / m2 from Igepa and Woodstock Noce 140 g / m2
Design: Studio Another Day, Yorick de Vries
Author: Maria Dabrowski
Edition: 500 ex.
Size: 96 pages
Format: 21 x 28 cm
Printing: Cassochrome, Belgium
Binder: Sepeli
Technical details: 6-page cover, title in foil print and inside twice white. Swiss binding with brown yarn. Color on the cut corresponding to the paper color of the cover. UV offset printed.

A jury of experts judged the books on content, design, image treatment, typography, choice of material, printing and binding method. The jury consisted of designers Jeremy Jansen and Mijke Wondergem, Eelco van Welie (director NAI010 publishers), Martijn Kicken (advisor at printing house Tielen) and Suzanna Héman (assistant curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).

This book is designed by the graphic design studio Studio Another Day in Nijmegen and was printed under the guidance of ArtLibro and the sustainable Flemish printing company Cassochrome from Waregem.

The photo book was presented at the end of 2019 in the Singular-Art gallery in Waalkade in Nijmegen.
Dabrowski's book was created in 2019 thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign via the Voordekunst platform. The book, which consists of a series of analog photographs taken in Poland and Ukraine, focuses on a personal search for Dabrowski's family history. A conversation with her grandfather about his memories of Poland's dark past completes the story.

The exhibition of the 33 Best Dutch Book Designs in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will take place this autumn, and the book by Maria Dabrowski will also be included in the catalog accompanying this exhibition.