Leisure spaces – one of Best Book Designs from all over the world

Stiftung Buchkunst [German foundation for book design] has chosen the best book design from all over the world.

Estonian Museum of Architectures publication “Leisure spaces. Holiday and architecture in 20th century Estonia” was awarded a Bronze medal.

The book was edited by Triin Ojari and Epp Lankots and graphic design by Laura Pappa. This is the first overview of the rich legacy of Estonian holiday and summer cottage architecture, focusing on the most widespread building types that helped make holidays available to a large share of the population in the Soviet period: holiday complexes for state companies, hunting and fishing cabins, tent camping sites and individual summer cottages.

The book was printed in Printon printing house in Tallinn.

The jury ‘s comment: For many a reader, this book awakens the nostalgic feeling of their own childhood summer holidays. Ignoring current design trends, the book is a timeless testimony to the architecture of Estonian vacation homes of the 20th century. From the paper to the choice of typeface, a coherent object has been created that invites readers to browse and admire

As the highest mention, the jury awards the »Golden Letter«; in addition, one »Gold Medal«, two »Silver Medals«, five »Bronze Medals« and five »Honorary Appreciations«. The awards are non-monetary and are intended to stimulate greater international dialogue in the book design scene.  The institutions asked to take part have distinguished books in national design competitions. Only such titles are accepted that have already been awarded pri¬ze in their home country or have been recommended by a body of experts

Further information: stiftung-buchkunst.en/best-book-design-from-all-over-the-world

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