Behind the Books
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2022

Opening night — Thursday 2 November 2023 from 7–11pm
followed by music by United Nations (Ritmo)

Evening of talks with Eva Kellenberger, Ben Weaver and Laurent Benner — Thursday 9 November 2023 from 7–8.30pm
followed by music by Ritmo DJs (admission is free but registration required)

Exhibition runs 3–11 November 2023
Reference Point, 2 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DA
Open Monday 11am–6:30pm, Tuesday–Thursday 11am–11pm, Friday–Saturday 11am–12am, closed Sundays

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 Livia Lauber.

The exhibition, opening and events programme are kindly supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and the Swiss Embassy in London via the Swiss Cultural Fund.