The Most Beautiful Swiss Books

Art, Fair, Exhibition, Milano

As part of SPRINT-Independent Publishers & Artists’ Books Salon 2023

Art, Fair, Exhibition

As part of SPRINT-Independent Publishers & Artists’ Books Salon 2023

Istituto Svizzero presents the twenty titles designated The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, the prestigious competition held by the Federal Office of Culture that brings together the best of Swiss publishing. Each year, the award celebrates the work of the most talented book designers and their outstanding achievements in book production and art, highlighting and promoting high-quality works that reflect contemporary trends. A traveling exhibition is organized annually in Switzerland and abroad as a promotional measure to share and consolidate skills related to book design.

Read the list of the awarded titles here.

As part of SPRINT-Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon.


Award-winning books will be on display on 25 and 26 of November during SPRINT’s fair bringing together young independents at Spazio Maiocchi.

25-26.11.2023 H11:00-21:00
Spazio Maiocchi
Via Achille Maiocchi 5, Milan

Subsequently, the display will be set up in the exhibition spaces of Istituto Svizzero, Via del Vecchio Politecnico 3, Milan.

Monday-Friday H11:00-17:00
Saturday and public holidays: H14:00-18:00
Closed on Sunday

Istituto Svizzero
Via Vecchio Politecnico 3, Milan

Since 2013 SPRINT is a non–profit artist–led platform devoted to investigate – in a sustainable environment and inclusive gaze – the multiple ways in which contents, supports and languages emerge in independent and artist publishing, from zines to books to magazine and viceversa to warp formats with attitude. SPRINT is composed by an annual Art Book Fair & Public Program, a scattered series of Warm-Up episodes, The Riso Club Printing Lab (soon) and a growing Archive.

Among the Swiss publishers and labels: Boabooks, bodiless editions, ciao press, Daniel Drabek, Davide Morgillo, Edition Fink, Evo, Every editions, Fair Enough, Fuzao Studio, GAFFA, Tria Publishing Platform.