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this week the selection of Best Verzorgde Boeken 2011 (best designed books) got announced. congratulations to all the winners! last year i complained about the poor communication by the organization and this year is no different unfortunately. as soon as i found about the selection i posted them on twitter and facebook but i feel the winners deserve a post on here as well.

i can’t find the jury rapport at this point but i think i’ll have to wait until autumn because that’s when the selection will be exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. the catalog will be published around the same time.

if you’re interested in book judging, the korean magazine GRAPHIC devoted an issue to the phenomenon. you can order it at the GRAPHIC website.

image belongs to Stichting Best Verzorgde Boeken

this weeks movietip is a bit different, but i hope you like it anyway. i was having some trouble with WordPress. i got a little frustrated, but this vid cheered me up right away!

The Geometry of Pasta is actually a book about the shapes (well duh) of pasta and how to match your pasta with the right sauce to make great pasta. make sure to check out the accompanying website as well, you will find a fun overview of the different sorts of pasta brought down to black-and-white geometric forms. the pasta illustrations are by Lisa Vandy.

images belong to (via @overheadatmoo)

yesterday i did post on the current exhibition by AIGA about book design in St. Gallen, Switzerland. only to find out they have a great feature called Design Archives. since AIGA does the yearly 50 books / 50 covers competition those archives hold plenty of book images and other good stuff. if you want to take a look at the design archives you can visit them here.

image belongs to AIGA

i just now found out about the ‘60 years of book design in St. Gallen’ exhibition that is currently going on at the AIGA National Design Center in New York. the exhibition runs until July 22. unfortunately i will not be able to visit, but if you do please share your thoughts and photos.

the exhibition shows a look back upon 60 years of book design in St. Gallen, Switzerland. From the AIGA website ‘featuring award-winning books by internationally renowned designer and master teacher Jost Hochuli, the groundbreaking typographic work of Rudolf Hostettler (editor of Typografische Monatsblätter from 1951 through 1981), and examples from a young, experiment-oriented generation of book designers rooted in St. Gallen, this exhibition shines a light on the cross-generational traditions of book design and typography in Swiss workshops.’

you will find the AIGA National Design Center at 164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets) in New York. the exhibition is open from monday through thursday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and on friday 11:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.

image belongs to AIGA

last call for dutch book designers: you have untill 5 january 2011 to submit your book for the annual Best Verzorgde Boeken election. download the registration form online and send it in — along with two copies of your book. the entry fee is 50 euros per title (excluding vat). the winner will be announced on 18 february 2011.