Behind the Books
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2018

Exhibition runs 31 January – 13 February 2020
Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am–7pm

Opening party
Thursday 30 January 2020, 6.30–8.30pm
RSVP is required to

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 hosted by designer Mathias Clottu and design historian Jonas Berthod with a scenography by Sanchez Benton architects.

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

An evening with Rory McGrath and Jonas Voegeli
Tuesday 11 February 2020
The Swiss Church in London, 79 Endell St, London WC2H 9DY

Talk starts 7pm
The event is free, with limited space and booking is required.

Jury member Rory McGrath and Jan Tschichold Award winner Jonas Voegeli will join us for a talk at the Swiss Church in London.

Rory McGrath is a member of the jury of the The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition. He co-founded Studio OK-RM in 2008 and the InOtherWords imprint in 2015. He will share some insights as a jury member, book designer and publisher.

Jonas Voegeli is a Swiss graphic designer. He is the recipient of the 2018 Jan Tschichold Award for outstanding achievements in book design and will present a selection of books designed during his career.