Monday, January 22, 2024

"Quentin Blake: Book Covers" Exhibition

From the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

Quentin Blake has been illustrating books for over 50 years. While he is best known for his illustrations for children’s books, his career began with covers for magazines and adult fiction.

Thirty two covers from three celebrated publishers are in the show, ranging from some of Quentin's distinctive covers for Penguin paperbacks in the 1960s to his work for premium hardbacks for The Folio Society, and his illustrated covers for children’s books published by Jonathan Cape from the 1970s onwards. 

Through these eclectic and punchy designs Quentin demonstrates how his inimitable style always comes through, even when adapting to different subject matter and audiences. 

Cover illustration for Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

First editions are shown alongside reproductions of original artwork from Quentin's archive that show how he combines typography, dynamic layouts and his unique way of drawing to create playful designs.
illustration workshops.

Quentin Blake: Book Covers
10 February to 11 May 2024
The Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Little Elborow Street,
CV21 3BZ

'Quentin Blake: Book Covers' is a touring exhibition from the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

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