February, 2024

Quentin Blake Book Covers02feb(feb 2)10:00 AM11may(may 11)5:00 PM(February 2) 10:00 AM - (May 11) 5:00 PM Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3BZ, UKExhibition


Quentin Blake Book Covers

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.


2 February 2024 10:00 AM - 11 May 2024 5:00 PM

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Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3BZ, UK