Exhibition

Quentin Blake: Book Covers

10 February - 11 May 2024
Free to all

A touring exhibition featuring 60 of Blake's book covers. An immersive celebration of his distinctive style and flare for capturing the essence of a story.

This exhibition features 60 of Blake’s book covers from the 1960s to the present: from mid-century Penguin paperbacks to finely-crafted special editions and family-friendly poetry books. First editions are shown alongside reproductions of original artwork from Blake’s archive that show how he combines typography, dynamic layouts and his unique way of drawing to create playful designs. Each cover is a new challenge for Blake. He has to capture the essence of a story without giving away too much of the plot or the ending. His illustrations need to be carefully balanced with the title and suitable for the printing process that will be used.

At the same time, Blake’s designs must be eye-catching and appealing to the changing tastes of different readers. This exhibition features reproduction illustrations courtesy of Quentin Blake’s archive. Quentin Blake: Book Covers is a touring exhibition from Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.

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