Best designed Croatian books published in 2017 selected for “Best Book Design from all over the World” competition and “Book Art International“ exhibition

Objavljeno 28.12.2017.

Through a national best book design competition (Hrvatska lijepa knjiga), the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) selected best designed Croatian books published in 2017 that will enter two major book events in Europe – the international Best Book Design from all over the World competition, which is held every year as part of the Leipzig Book Fair, and the Book Art International exhibition, traditionally taking place as part of the world-famous Frankfurt Book Fair.

The national competition was organised as part of a larger, international competition, annually launched by the German Book Art Foundation (Stiftung Buchkunst) with the aim of presenting the greatest creative accomplishments of art editors, graphic artists and printers all around the world. After the closing of Frankfurt Book Fair the selected books will be included among the holdings of the German Museum of Books and Writing, which is part of the German National Library.

A record number of 170 titles were submitted during this year’s competition. A judging panel consisting of the Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Tonko Maroević, academic painter – graphic artist, and professional cameraman Luka Gusić, academic painter – graphic artist Danijel Srdarev and art historian Vesna Vlašić, selected altogether 27 titles, which we list here in alphabetical order, along with extending our congratulations to the publishers of the winning titles and gratitude to all who took part in the competition:

ANĐEO PLIŠANIH IGRAČAKA by Nada Mihaljević (Naklada Ljevak d.o.o.)
BAJKA O ŠEŠIRU KOJI JE IMAO ČOVJEKA by Nena Lončar (Hrvatsko društvo književnika za djecu i mlade)
BORIS BUĆAN/FENOMEN PLAKATNE UMJETNOSTI (Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti)
CRVENA VODA by Jurica Pavičić (Profil Knjiga, Zagreb)
ČRNA MATI ZEMLA by Kristian Novak (Naklada OceanMore d.o.o.)
ČUDESNA NARUKVICA ARTHURA PEPPERA by Phaedra Patrick (Naklada Ljevak d.o.o.)
FRANJO ILI POTRAGA ZA SREĆOM by Snježana Babić Višnjić (Naklada Semafora d.o.o.)
GALERIJA LIKOVNIH UMJETNOSTI U OSIJEKU by Luka Bekavac (Fraktura)
HORIZONTI / DOLJE TVRDO, GORE VISOKO by Ivan Posavec (Meandar Media, Skaner studio)
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD by Ivana Bodrožić (Sandorf)
IRENA I 5 KRISTALNIH PEHARČIĆA by Silvija Šesto (Naklada Semafora d.o.o.)
LISICA by Dubravka Ugrešić (Fraktura)
LJUBO IVANČIĆ: POHVALA SLIKARSTVU by Zvonko Maković (Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti)
POGLED IZ DUBRAVE by Krešimir Bagić (Matica hrvatska)
PONOS I PREDRASUDE by Jane Austen, translated by Mirna Čubranić (Mozaik knjiga d.o.o.)
POVRATAK by Antun Branko Šimić, English translation by Mario Suško, German translation by Hedi Blech-Vidulić (Zdenka Pozaić)
PREVARANT by Javier Cercas, translated by Silvana Roglić (Fraktura)
PRIČE IZ DAVNINE by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić (V.B.Z. d.o.o.)
RAZUM I OSJEĆAJI by Jane Austen, translated by Mirna Čubranić (Mozaik knjiga d.o.o.)
ROBERT ADAM AND DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE IN SPLIT by Joško Belamarić et al. (Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Školska knjiga)
RUŽNO PAČE by Hans Christian Andersen (Mozaik knjiga d.o.o.)
SKRIVENA KAMERA by Lidija Dimkovska, translated by Borjana Prošev-Oliver (V.B.Z. d.o.o.)
ŠTO NOSIM by Amela Frankl (MeandarMedia)
TALAČKA KRIZA by Branko Čegec (MeandarMedia)
UBROJI I MENE by Jerko Rošin (Centar za autizam Split)
ZAGREB – ANTIVODIČ by Zrinka Paladino (MeandarMedia)
ZLATKO KESER/CRTEŽI (Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti).