A book is a book is a book
Book Design Exhibition

18 September – 18 October 2019



From September 18 to October 18, China Cultural Center in Stockholm will present “Contemporary Chinese and Swedish Book Design exhibition”.
101 book designers from China and Sweden will display their 220 works that either are the winners of the annual competitions of “The Beauty of Books in China” or “Swedish Book Art”.
Workshops and seminars will be held to further spread the Beauty of the books.

Collaborators with China Cultural Center in Stockholm are the Book Design Committee of the Publishers Association of China, Ulmaja & Co and Svensk Bokkonst (Swedish Book Art), with support from Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Art Board) and Arctic Paper.

Welcome to an unique and inspiring exhibition!

Exhibition schedule

4/10 Seminar What is book design

Some seats still left!
For more information and ticket booking: mail@cccstockholm.org

9 designers from China and Sweden:
Lü Jingren, Liu Xiaoxiang, Zhao Qing, Wu Yong, Ma Huimin,
Isa Wessel, Ulf Greger Nilson, Matilda Plöjel and Nina Ulmaja.

Date: 4/10
Time: 9.30-16.00
Venue: China Cultural Center in Stockholm
Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2
111 53 Stockholm


Seminar Schedule 09:30–16:00:

09:30 Welcome and introduction: Lü Jingren, Nina Ulmaja and Li Rang

09:45–10:25 Lü Jingren

10:30–10:50 Ida Wessel

10:55–11:35 Liu Xiaoxiang

11:40–12:00 Greger Ulf Nilson

12:05–12:45 Ma Huimin ( = Xiaomage )

12:45–13:30 LUNCH (not included in seminar price or arrangement)

13:30–14:10 Wu Yong

14:15–14:35 Matilda Plöjel

14:40–15:20 Zhao Qing

15:25–15:45 Nina Ulmaja

15:45–16:00 Summary and questions


3/10 Workshop 5 Senses of a Book

The workshop is unfortunately full!

Chinese Traditional Binding –Thread Binding
Date: 3/10
Time: 9:30 – 16:00
Venue: China Cultural Center in Stockholm
Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2
111 53 Stockholm
Lecturer: Lü Jingren
Translation will be provided

“Western books are like a solid building, while eastern books are like soft sculptures, taking into account the advantages of both sides to create books that readers like in the new century. The content of this workshop is to make a modern western book with five senses of paper and rich Oriental book feeling with the traditional binding method of ancient China.”

Shortly about Lü Jingren:
Book Designer
Professor of Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
Member of AGI
Member of the China Artists Association 
Member of the Illustration and Book Graphic Design Art Association
Deputy Director of National Book Graphic-design Art Committee
Researcher of the Design and Research Institute of Chinese Arts Academy
Art Director of Jingren Art and Design
Chief editor of Book Design

2014, he was invited to join the jury panel of “Best Book Design from All Over the World International Competition” in Leipzig.  This annual international book design competition has been held since 1963.

For more information and ticket booking: mail@cccstockholm.org

2 thoughts on ““Contemporary Chinese and Swedish Book Design Exhibition”

    1. Hi,
      The exhibits are not for sale, but if you are interested we can send you an exhibition catalogue, if you kindly leave your mail address?
      Best regards,
      China Cultural Center in Stockholm


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