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The Book Cover Club – ever judged a book by its cover?

Fenland Artist and Publisher, Richard Savage took a look at the world of book cover art and design.

Richard approached us in Lockdown 1 with the idea of creating a series of talks about the world of book publishing and cover design art. So many arts activities were moving online and we needed to decide how best to launch this subject matter. Should it be a live online video workshop? Or short videos that could offer themselves as inspirational talking points?
In this trailer video, artists and publisher Richard Savage explains his short video series called ‘Judging a Book by it’s Cover’.

Exploring the various options we agreed with Richard to try the recorded video series format with the added action of inviting viewers to upload their sketches and design ideas to the discussion threads in Facebook, Instagram and social media platforms.

This is a new experiment for both Richard and MarketPlace. We would like to thank Richard for his patience and willingness to explore with us.

You can find the short series of Videos in the Facebook Group – The Book Cover Club

Each video goes live at 8pm on Monday 23rd, Weds 25th and Friday 27th November. Our hope is that viewers will join in the fun by uploading their own artwork and ideas. You can also offer website links to connect with others both in our region and elsewhere – this is the new digital world after all!

Visit the Facebook Group to join in the creative conversation, upload your own designs and ideas and start to create your own book covers for favourite books or even those that need writing!

Workshop One – Monday 23rd November

Richard takes us through the best and the worst book covers.

Join the #BookCoverClub to let us know your favourite and least favourite book covers.

Workshop Two – Wednesday 25th November

In this video, Richard explains how book covers for famous books have changed according to the times (with a focus on George Orwell’s most famous book).

Share your book cover creations on the #BookCoverClub Facebook group – we’d love to see what you come up with.

Workshop Three – Friday 27th November

Richard takes us throught the process of creating a book cover from scratch to the finished product. Taking his favourite genre – children’s book illustration – Richard shows us how he approaches a book cover, designed to attract readers.

If you are on Facebook and would like to take part CLICK HERE and join the conversation. See you there!

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Listen to Ric’s podcast episode from the series #ArtOfCovidChat here where he discusses the challenges and triumphs through lockdown with artist Kaitlin Ferguson.