Saturday, December 4, 2010

Writings 2000 Book Cover

It was another busy day at the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio as the last few artists came in to hang their paintings in the show.

The gallery looks wonderful with all the poinsettias, ribbons, tinsel, twinkle lights and a handmade creche set up.

It reminded me of the Christmas book launch we had when I took my first credit course at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Creative Writing. At that time we were still allowed to have "Christmas" in the schools and we did not have to be politically correct lest we offend anyone.

Each of the students was allowed to submit one piece of writing that they had been created during the 10 week course.

I was given the task to compile all of the submitted pieces, design a book cover with the book's title, create a table of contents put in the masthead into the front of the book and get everything print ready to take it to the print shop at Fleming and have the copies made in time for the book launch.

This is the cover I designed for the book.

If you have a chance the opening reception is tomorrow from 1-4pm. You are more than welcome to come out, join us in the festivities and enjoy the art work. I hope to see many of you there.