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The FERNAND BAUDIN PRIZE / Exhibition of prize-winning books and catalogue launch / Saturday 8 JUNE 2013, 4pm‏

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The FERNAND BAUDIN PRIZE awards each year the Most Beautiful Books in Brussels and in Wallonia. By honouring the finest books, the Prize seeks to support and encourage contemporary bookmaking in Brussels and in Wallonia, and to highlight graphic design as a creative industry. The Prize is an opportunity to promote the know-how of the book professionals and artisans, to raise public awareness towards book design, and to instigate international exchanges. In 2013, they celebrate their fifth edition.

The 9 prize-winning books of the Fernand Baudin Prize 2012 will be on display and available for purchase at bookshop X Marks the Bökship from 8 June until 6 July 2013. Please join us for an informal meeting with the Award Winners and a discussion on the graphic and editorial concept of the new catalogue with graphic designers Coline Sunier and Charles Mazé.

For the first time since the creation of the Baudin Prize, the new catalogue honours FERNAND BAUDIN, the Belgian typographic designer, author and teacher. He was involved in various professional institutions in Belgium and abroad such as Graphica Belgica Prize, Rencontres de Lure or Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) of which he was the vice-president. His two authoritative books are La Typographie au tableau noir and L’Effet Gutenberg. Thanks to a close collaboration with Baudin’s wife and children, this book is a new reference work on Baudin, revealing exclusive documents from Fernand Baudin’s archives kept in the rare books and manuscripts section at the Université libre de Bruxelles. The Dossier Fernand Baudin gathers correspondence with international book professionals and texts written or translated by Baudin, previously unreleased or published in various journals, or read in conferences internationally. This selection of texts, presented in a chronological order and covering a period going from 1958 to 1998, conveys a panorama of the ideas developed and advocated by the author all along his career: the history of writing and the education of handwriting in particular, the evolution of the graphic tools and his study of certain aspects of the history of publishing.


For more information:
Annelies Lievrouw Coordinator of the Fernand Baudin Prize
Fernand Baudin Prize Press information

The Fernand Baudin Prize is supported by Brussels Invest and Export (BIE), Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) and the Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investments (AWEX)

The Fernand Baudin Prize is Publisher of the Month throughout June 2013 at X Marks the Bökship.

OPENING Saturday 8 June at 4 pm
EXHIBITION 8 June – 6 July 2013
Opening hours Thursday to Saturday 11am – 6 pm

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June 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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