recently there was another book election in The Netherlands. booksellers selected Congo as most beautiful book cover. the book was designed by Studio Jan de Boer and the intriguing cover photo is by photographer Stephan Vanfleteren.

Studio Jan de Boer is said to be one of the largest agencies in the field of book design, among his clients are publishers like The Penguin, AW Bruna and Nijgh & Van Ditmar.

a quite unique aspect of this election is the fact that it’s not designers or publishers who choose the winning cover, but booksellers. a jury of five booksellers made a selection of twelve book covers and people who work in dutch bookstores could vote for their favourite cover. agianst 200 booksellers did.

what do think of the winning book cover?

image belongs to De Bezige Bij