Event — The Most Beautiful Swiss Books in London

The »Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books« will be exhib­ited in Lon­don at the Cafe OTO.

»The com­pet­i­tion »The Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books« was launched as far back as 1943, when a jury of five experts selec­ted the 25 most beau­ti­ful or best executed books. It is now a long estab­lished annu­al event of almost inter­na­tion­al renown, cer­tainly amongst graph­ic design­ers and typo­graph­ers, and it is organ­ised by the Swiss Fed­er­al Office of Cul­ture.
In 2010, a jury selec­ted 30 »Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books« of the year 2009. Accord­ing to the brief, the jury selects the books on the basis of their qual­ity in terms of design, typo­graphy and over­all con­cep­tion. Innov­a­tion and ori­gin­al­ity are import­ant factors, while the use of the mater­i­al and print­ing tech­niques is also con­sidered. The cata­logue that is pub­lished along with the com­pet­i­tion was con­ceived and designed by Laurenz Brun­ner in close col­lab­or­a­tion with Tan Wälchli. This year’s cata­logue is con­cerned with the present or con­tem­por­ary book design and will be on sale dur­ing the exhib­i­tion. This years exhib­i­tion at Café Oto is the third of its kind and will con­tin­ue the dis­cus­sion wheth­er a sim­il­ar com­pet­i­tion could be sug­ges­ted for the Brit­ish book pro­duc­tion or not.«

More details of the com­plete pro­gramme with talks and pan­el dis­cus­sions will be announced here.

The Most Beau­ti­ful Swiss Books
at Cafe OTO
18 – 22 Ash­win street
Dal­ston · Lon­don E8 3DL

Wed­nes­day Octo­ber 6th to Thursday Octo­ber 14th, 2010
Open­ing Party on Wed­nes­day 6th Octo­ber 2010 at 7 p.m.

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