The St Bride Foundation and Library hosts a variety of print-related lectures, exhibitions and talks throughout the year, as well as talks and conferences on everything from poster design to handwriting, resulting in an exciting and vibrant series of events running the whole year round.
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
The Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) started in 2014 with the aim of creating an annual book cover design competition that was was free to enter, judged by other book cover designers, had a free awards evening and was totally inclusive across all areas of publishing – a completely impossible, nonsensical and ridiculous proposition.
Telling Stories with Pictures
Books without words encourage the viewer to attempt a purely visual form of ‘reading’. This can be both demanding, as you have to work hard to ‘decode’ the pictures, and rewarding, as you ultimately become a ‘co-creator’ of the story. The real pleasure of these books for me, though, is that they provide the opportunity to immerse myself fully in the richness of the images, which are frequently quite stunning.