MfG Award

The Design Competition for Excellent Print Products


Award in 2012

Secession Publishing House, “Sprechendes Wasser”

The German Federal Association of Print and Media (Bundesverband Druck und Medien) awarded the publication "Sprechendes Wasser" with 3rd place in the Emotion Category at the MfG Awards.

The Japanese-German chain poem uses the possibilities of a tactile material and choice of finish to guide the reader through a fascinating bilingual dialogue, captivating them with its well-rounded content and bookbinding presentation.

Based on the book's content a high quality but unobtrusive book finish was selected. A binding whose covers alternate between portrait and landscape formats highlights the differences between Western and Far Eastern writing systems. Patterns are produced by the printed inner pages of the Japanese binding. The book was then enclosed and rounded off by a black slipcase.