The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward top-quality book design in Switzerland. It was established at the behest of the famous typographer and designer Jan Tschichold in 1943. The competition is open to graphic designers, publishers and printers. An internationally staffed jury, currently chaired by Manuel Krebs, selects the most beautiful Swiss books each year.
The awarded books become part of an exhibition which travels to various cities around the world. When the books stop off in London this November, they will be exhibited at the Thoughts on a Book event.
The event this year will take a closer look into one of the awarded books: Directory by Ari Marcopoulos and Benjamin Sommerhalder. Both the artist and the designer/publisher will give a talk about their collaboration, showcasing their process of working together.
November 29, 2012, 7:30pm
The Horse Hospital, London