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"Interwoven. Diana Scherer" gold cube winner ADC NY 2024

What a wonderful news! After being selected as a 2023 The Best Dutch Book Designs, Interwoven is also awarded a gold cube at the ADC NY 2024.

Congratulations Edwin van Gelder, Mainstudio!

Thanks to artist and incredible maker Diana Scherer, publisher and editor Eleonoor Jap Sam, printer NPN drukkers, lithographer Marc Gijzen.

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Best Dutch Book Designs 2022 catalogue & jury report

Best Dutch Book Designs 2022 catalogue & jury report

Let's have a look at the catalogue and jury reports of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2022! 
The professional jury has selected two titles by Jap Sam Books, jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome by Antonis Pittas, and As Above, So Below by Ruchama Noorda. The student jury has selected jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome as well! Additionally, they have also selected RAABJERG. Rune Peitersen.

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Launch 'Myriad Ways of Being ~ Being of Myriad Ways. Simone Albers'

Launch 'Myriad Ways of Being ~ Being of Myriad Ways. Simone Albers'

Today, Wednesday November 8th, the Sieger White Award 2022 and the first copy of Myriad Ways of Being Being of Myriad Ways. Simone Albers will be presented to the artist at Gallery Maurits van de Laar, this event also marks the opening of the eponymous exhibition at the gallery (November 1st - 25th 2023).

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The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 in Groningen & Shanghai

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 in Groningen & Shanghai

As we speak, The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 are on display in an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Book Fair 2023, and closer to home at GRID Groningen! Our publication Rollable Ramblings. Koen Taselaar is part of these special exhibitions. Published by Jap Sam Books, initiated by Block C Groningen, design by Team Thursday, and Printed by Zwaan Lenoir.

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Antonis Pittas' "jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome" nominated for the Prix Bob Calle 2023

Antonis Pittas'

We are excited to announce the nomination the Prix Bob Calle 2023 of jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome by artist Antonis Pittas, designed by Alex Farrar! Publisher Eleonoor Jap Sam, and artist Antonis Pittas will attend the prize ceremony on June 8th in Paris. This award has been created to show and celebrate the particular art form that is the artist's book, and to help its recognition and international influence.

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Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 - Catalogue & Jury report

Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 - Catalogue & Jury report

As we speak, the jury of the Best Dutch Book Designs 2022 is already busy selecting this years 33 publications. Our very own Eleonoor Jap Sam, founder and publisher of Jap Sam Books is part of the 2022 professional jury! The nominations will be revealed soon, but before that happens we would like to share last years catalogues and jury report including two publications by Jap Sam Books: Rollable Ramblings. Koen Taselaar (professional and student jury) and Repairing Earthquake Project 2011-2021 (student jury).

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