A jury of Estonian design and publishing professionals selected the most beautiful books in Estonia of 2020. The competition, which has been organised since 1998, acknowledges the absolute best in design and print published in Estonia.

Despite the difficult year, more works were submitted to the competition than a year earlier: 145 books and 44 children’s books from a total of 87 publishers.

The jury selected the 25 most beautiful Estonian books and the 5 most beautiful Estonian children’s books.

The book printers of the Association of Estonian Printing and Packaging Industry won 28 awards out of 30!

10 books printed by Tallinn Book Printers  (+1 special jury prize)
8 books printed by Greif (+1 special design award)
8 books printed by Printon Printing House (+1 special jury prize)
2 books printed by Pakett

AEPPI awarded a special prize to a work in which the clean and laconic style of the design is executed with the highest quality print, and thus a great work of art has been accomplished. Regarding the book, the jury said: A masterful and solid art book, where everything is clearly thought out – the structure of the content, the choice of paper, the architecture and the sizes of the texts. The soft cover makes the voluminous book easy to browse. Beautiful pictures.

Layout by Joanna Hoffmann
Designer: Valter Jakovski
Publisher: Tartu Art Museum
Printing house: Printon

Photo credits Ruum 414

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