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Behind the Books, an exhibition of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2019

We are happy to host this year’s edition of Behind the Books, an exhibition of
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2019, and an accompanying series of online
Book Clubs.

The exhibition runs from 30 September to 10 October 2020
Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm 
(no opening party 😞 )

Behind the Books is hosted by graphic designer Mathias Clottu and design historian Jonas Berthod with a scenography by Takeshi Hayatsu. A selection of the books and this year’s catalogue will be available to purchase.

Join our online book club! We are holding three moderated talks with designers who were awarded this year. The events are free and will take place online, please register with the links below.

1 October, 6.30–7.30 pm, free tickets here

Philippine Chaumont & Agathe Zaerpour
Studio Ard (Guillaume Chuard & Daniel Kang Yoon Nørregaard)

6 October, 6.30–7.30 pm, free tickets here

Adeline Mollard
Mathias Clottu and Sarah Handelman

8 October, 6.30–7.30 pm, free tickets here

Dan Solbach
+ guest TBC

About the Most Beautiful Swiss Books
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward the best of book design in Switzerland at the behest of the famous typographer and designer Jan Tschichold in 1943. The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organises the competition on an annual basis. Its purpose is to recognise excellence in the field of book design and production, as well as drawing attention to the array of remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers and publishers.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and the Swiss Embassy in London.

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