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Book Cover Design: The Birth of Ideas

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

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When a cover creates a story: A creative experiment to reverse the conventional book cover design process.

About this Event

This is a hands-on creative experience that will reverse the conventional book cover design process: instead of creating a cover for a story, participants will create a story from a cover.

Day One (9.30am-12.30pm):

Using real-world book cover projects, the facilitator will engage participants in visual analysis and conceptual discussion of signs and symbols as carriers of meaning.

Day Two (9.30am-5.30pm)

Participants will be asked to write a sentence or words that convey experienced or imagined emotions from which selected words will be used as a kernel for a visual narrative.

The facilitator will guide participants in executing their ideas using resources available such as taking photos of elements in their surroundings or self-portraits with their smartphones, hand-sketching or computer drafting using imagery available online.

The process will culminate with the choice of a book title and cover artwork drafts.

This workshop will help participants with:

  • Creativity stimulation.
  • Narrative-making
  • Overcoming conventions
  • Team brainstorming skills development
  • Acquiring critical analysis and concept-building skills.

This workshop is targeted to professional creatives who want to explore the boundaries between written and visual storytelling.

Participants are required to bring along a laptop with Adobe or similar software installed.

For workshop enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg

Kinokuniya members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee. Please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg for the discount code before online registration.

Ticket holders of this workshop are entitled to attend the talk by Xavier Comas, Conversation with Book Cover Designer, on 14 February, 7pm, free.

Facilitator:

Xavier Comas (1970, Barcelona) is a Fine Arts graduate of the University of Barcelona and Spanish graphic designer, photographer and author with a 30-year experience in book cover design.

He is the founder of Opalworks, one of the foremost book cover studios in Spain. In 2004 Xavier moved to Asia and founded Coverkitchen, an award-winning book cover design studio working for international publishers such as Penguin-Random House, Planeta, Tuttle and Wiley. His cover design for the European bestseller Viajo Sola was selected by leading art directors in the publishing industry as one of the best cover designs in Spain of 2014.

Xavier’s second book, Inside The House of the Raja, was published in 2018 by Monsoon Books.

Cancellation:

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.

Please note there is no lift to the venue.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 14 February 2020, Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • 15 February 2020, Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

Lunch will be provided.

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