The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2009 – The Future Issue
Art direction and design: Laurenz Brunner
Published by Federal Office Of Culture Bern, TK
Text in German, French, Italian and English
224 pages, color and b&w images
This annual publication showcases the results of the competition “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books,” coordinated by the Swiss Ministry of Culture and aimed at promoting Swiss book design.
The 2009 award-winning books are presented in this catalogue, which includes technical facts and figures as well as the jury’s verdict. This volume also serves as a platform for discourse about book design and production and is in itself an example of contemporary graphic design trends.
The Future Issue is the third catalogue in the Back To The Future Trilogy, which reflects on the past, present and future of book design. With contributions by Susanna Bliggenstorfer, Lionel Bovier, Mercedes Bunz, Hans Burkhardt, Hans ten Doornkaat, Paul Elliman, Experimental Jetset, Matias Faldbakken, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Jesko Fezer, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Will Holder, Richard Hollis, Christophe Keller, Emily King, Aude Lehmann, Jürg Lehni, Beat Mazenauer, NORM, Peter Piller, Martin Schmitt-Lewen, Guy Schraenen, Gerhard Steidl, Erik Steinbrecher, Jim Stoddart, Daniel van der Velden, Daniel B. Visel, Lawrence Weiner, and Gabriel Zaid