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Faber and Faber: 90 years of excellence in cover design

Thursday 19 8.00pmOctober
2017

Talk

Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Faber and Faber: 90 years of excellence in cover design

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Lord of the flies

Thursday 19 October 2017 Faber and Faber is the last of the great publishing houses to remain independent. As the grandson of its founder, Tony Faber grew up steeped in its books.

He was Managing Director for four years and remains on the board. This lecture traces the history of Faber & Faber through its illustrations, covers and designs. It will feature artists from Rex Whistler and Barnett Freedman to Peter Blake and Damien Hirst and design concepts from the typographical excellence pioneered by Berthold Wolpe to the various ‘grids’ used by the agency Pentagram.

Slides will range from book covers and photos of key individuals to illustrations of the concepts behind the designs. The talk will also be peppered with personal insight and anecdote, whether it is Lord of the Flies being rescued off the slush pile, or the decision made while I was Managing Director to turn down Life of Pi.

The lecture at Quay Arts Centre, Newport on Thursday 19th October begins at 8pm (running until 9.15pm), but the cafe is open from 6.30pm if anyone wants to take advantage of a meal or drinks before the lecture.

The cost to visitors is £8.

For more details see the Website.