The Most Beautiful Books of the Baltic States Elected


2020 03 04


The book Jonas ir Adolfas Mekai: Gyvenimo lai(š)kai has been elected as the most beautiful Lithuanian book in the Baltic Book Art Competition, which took place in Riga and featured books awarded at the National Awards 2019. Kęstutis Pikūnas is the artist and compiler of the book. The book was published by "Post scriptum. Littera" and printed by "Petro ofsetas".

The book Avangards, meilārts, jaunais kreisums un kultūras aukstā kara laikā by Valdis Abolins (Valdis Aboliņš) has been acknowledged as the most beautiful book of Latvia. The book has been compiled by Ieva Astahovska; the artist of the book is Aleksejs Muraško. The book has been published by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and printed by "PNB Print".

The book Minu Trükikoda by Karl Kabanov has been elected as the most beautiful book of Estonia. Book design has been prepared by Tarvo Puusepp, published by Tallina Raamatutrükikoda; printed by "Creative Company".

The most beautiful Lithuanian book was elected by the representatives from Latvia and Estonia. Meanwhile, the representatives from Lithuania and Estonia have evaluated the most beautiful book of Latvia, whereas the most beautiful book of Estonia was elected by Lithuanian and Latvian representatives.

Mr. Pikūnas has also been awarded in Vilnius Book Fair this year. The author has received a prize in the Book Art Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture each year in the category of artistic and documentary photography for especially light and multi-layered pictorial narrative in his book Jonas ir Adolfas Mekai: Gyvenimo lai(š)kai.

Photos by Tania Serket