Awarded a silver medal in Best Book Design from all over the World 2024

The “Best Book Design from all over the World 2024” organised by the German foundation for book design “Stiftung Buchkunst”.
A Brief Moment ( ) A Long Tradition, which is a concept book by 1616 / arita japan completed last year, was awarded a Silver Medal in this international book design competition, which has been running since 1963.

The approximately 600 books entered from over 30 countries are rigorously judged by a five-member international jury in Leipzig in February each year, and 14 awards are presented to the best entries.
The top awards were a Golden Letter and a Golden Medal each, two Silver Medals, and five Bronze Medals and Honorary Appreciation each. Our concept book was awarded the Silver Medal.

◆Extracts from the jury statement

This book reflects 1616 / arita japan’s rich, 400-year history of craftsmanship and tells the firm’s story in a wonderfully calm and relaxed way.
Arita is a small village in Japan known for its ceramics, and it’s where 1616 / arita japan still produces its beautiful porcelain today. The book shows the simplicity, precision and love with which those products are made, and offers an aesthetic exploration of tradition and fine tableware.
A talented Danish design team has created a perfect hardcover book featuring beautifully chosen materials, with a cloth binding and coloured edges, technically precise and sophisticated printing, first-class repro work and excellent typography. The quality of the photographs is reproduced on uncoated paper. The accompanying watercolour illustrations, in which 16 artists give playful takes on the most famous plate from the 1616 / TY “Standard” series, are a delicate addition to the overall design and lend it a special touch.
The precision of the firm’s production process is reflected in the design of this stunning book, which takes readers on an indepth journey into Japan’s most impressive porcelain manufacturer. A very professional publication, put together with skill and soul.

Best Book Design from all over the World

「A Brief Moment ( ) A Long Tradition」

Sales : MOMOTA TOUEN Arita store / Tokyo Store
Price : 12,000JPY
Art direction : All the Way to Paris
Editing : 1616/arita japan, Teruhiro Yanagihara, Polar inc.
Printing : Narayana Press
Format : 23×29.5×3.5(cm)
Page : 224 pages + 8 pages mini art book (All in English)
Published by : 1616/arita japan

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