Unprofessional jury in Leipzig Book Fair

Best-book-design_Leipzig-2015_01“The annual book design competition “Best Books from all over the World” has been held in Leipzig since 1963. An independent international jury convenes every year in February in Leipzig with the task of selecting fourteen outstandingly designed books from about 700 of the best books from more than 30 countries: the best of the best. 14 awards are placed at the jury’s disposal whereof the “Golden Letter” is the highest one, followed by one gold medal, two silver medals, five bronze medals and five honorary appreciations.”
From the website of “Stiftung Buchkunst”, organizer of the Competition.

From the official text we have to be ready to see something magic – best books from all over the World. “Best books” means best book design in the World. Fantastic. I would like to see the best books, most beautiful books, books made in innovative modern design, printed and bound books like never have seen.

I have to say, I have been in Leipzig Book Fair many times, not as viewer, but as exhibitor with international artist’s book exhibitions. Many years I admire the competition “Best Book Design from all over the World” with really wonderful books with great book design, fantastic paper, printed how you never expected.

Did we found “best books” in this Leipzig Book Fair 2015?

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