Best designed Croatian books published in 2018 selected for “Best Book Design from all over the World” competition and “Book Art International“ exhibition

Objavljeno 20.12.2018.

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 2018 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.

Altogether 147 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 Senior Curator at the NSK Print Collection Charlotte Frank, selected the following titles, which we list here in alphabetical order:

150 GODINA HRVATSKOG DRUŠTVA LIKOVNIH UMJETNIKA (Hrvatsko društvo likovnih umjetnika)
SARAJEVSKI MARLBORO; DVORI OD ORAHA; HAUZMAJSTOR ŠULC; IMENIK LIJEPIH VJEŠTINA: ESEJI, KRONIKE, ČLANCI, by Miljenko Jergović (Fraktura)
GLAZBA, by Vitold Košir (Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti)
GLEDAJUĆI ODGOVORE, by Sonja Manojlović (Fraktura)
I NA POČETKU I NA KRAJU BIJAŠE KAVA, by Julijana Matanović (Mozaik knjiga)
HOĆEMO LI SUTRA U KINO, by Borivoj Radaković (V.B.Z. d.o.o.)
HRVATSKA MODERNA UMJETNOST I NACIONALNI IDENTITET, by Petar Prelog (Institut za povijest umjetnosti)
JEDAN OD MNOGIH EPILOGA, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (MeandarMedia)
KANFANAR (Naklada Val)
KIP SLOBODE, by Maja Urban (Fraktura)
LICA KOJA POZNAJEM, by Zlatko Keser (Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti)
MINIJATURE U MISALIMA ZAGREBAČKOGA BISKUPA JURJA OD TOPUSKOG, by Milan Pelc (Sisačka nadbiskupija, Institut za povijest umjetnosti)
MJ@M->17<-, by Marko Jovanovac (Marivo)
MOČVARA I PRIČA O URK-u (Udruženje za razvoj kulture „URK“, UPI2M BOOKS)
OTTO WAGNER UND DIE KROATISCHE ARCHITEKTUR, by Dragan Damjanović (Moderna galerija, Zagreb)
OTVARANJE I ZATVARANJE USTA, by Ernst Jandl (MeandarMedia)
PISMA NA KRAJU ŠUME, by Jasna Jasna Žmak and Jelena Oroz (Oaza Book, Umjetnička organizacija OAZA)
PREDAJA: TEMELJI ŽANRA (Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku)
PRIČA O O, by Slivija Šesto (Semafora)
ROBI K. 1-5, by Viktor Ivančić (Ex libris, Srpsko narodno vijeće, Fabrika knjiga)
ŠTO SVE (ILUSTRIRANA ENCIKLOPEDIJA GLAGOLA), by Nikolina Manojlović Vračar (Mala zvona d.o.o.)
TRIČARIJE, by Tonko Maroević (Književni krug Split)
UHVATI MI PLAVOG MEDU, by Silvija Šesto (Ibis grafika d.o.o.)
UVJERLJIVO DRUGI, by Sven Popović (Fraktura)
ZLATAROVO ZLATO, by Zdenko Bašić and Tanja Konforta (Spiritoso)

The National and University Library in Zagreb congratulates the authors and publishers of the winning titles and thanks all who took part in the competition!