Sunday, October 16, 2011

Alcuin Award Winning Books at World Book Design exhibit in Tokyo

We were quite please to receive word from the Embassy of Canada in Japan, informing us of a privileged honour. The Printing Museum in Tokyo will organize an exhibition called "World Book Design 2010-2011" and they will feature the Alcuin Society Book Design Award winners from 2010 as part of their display. The Printing Museum learned of our award through the Canadian Embassy's website in Japan, announcing the display of the winner's books and they decided to include it into their exhibition. Thanks go out to our contact at the Embassy, and the Printing Museum for including us in the exhibition!

This exhibition will showcase the best book designs from all over the world and this year it will pick the following competitions from seven countries:

Japan: The 45th Japan Book Design Exhibition
Germany: Die schönsten deutschen Bücher 2010
Holland: De Best Verzonrgde BOeken 2010
Switzerland: Die shönsten schweizer Bücher 2010
China: The Beauty of Books in China 2010
Canada: Alcuin Society Book Design Award 2010
Austria: Die schönster Bücher Österreichs 2010

Here are the exhibition details:
World Book Design 2010-2011
Date: November 12, 2011 (Sat) to Feb. 19, 2012 (Sun)
Venue: Printing Museum, Tokyo P&P Gallery
Time: 10:00-18:00
Admission: Free
    Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Printing Museum, Tokyo
    Goethe Institute, Tokyo
    Japan Book Publishers Association
    Japan Federation of Printing Industries
    Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken
    Bundesamt für Kultur Wettbewerb Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher
    Stiftung buchkunst, Frankfurt am Main undeipzig
And here is the official summary of exhibition:
14 award winning books from the "Most Beautiful Book in the World" competition held in German Leipzig and selected books from "regular winning countries" like Japan, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and China. This year books from Canada and Austria will be added and total number of the display will be about 240. Visitors will be able to touch and feel books.   
Contact person:
    Printing Museum, Tokyo
    Ms. Minako Teramoto
    Tel: 03-5840-2301, Fax: 03-5840-4567

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