April 22, 2019
For Immediate Release
Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University Press is inviting a panel of award-winning designers to a discussion on book and cover design. Form and Function in Great Book Design will take place April 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Robert Langen Art Gallery in the Library on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
The Robert Langen Art Gallery will also be the site of the Association of University Presses’ Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, featuring book, journal and cover designs selected at an annual juried design competition. The selected designs, including The Homing Place: Indigenous and Settler Literary Legacies of the Atlantic, written by Rachel Bryant and published by WLU Press, will also appear in an annual catalogue. The full list of winners can be found on the association’s website.
“We are pleased to invite the Laurier community to engage with three Canadian designers at the top of their profession as they explore the relationship between aesthetics and meaning in textual design,” said Lisa Quinn, director of WLU Press. “WLU Press is proud to have an entry in the show for the second year in a row, with the exceptional quality of our design and production work acknowledged in the scholarly typographic category in this international competition.”
The designers who will speak at the panel include:
Form and Function in Great Book Design will take place April 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Robert Langen Art Gallery. The discussion is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
The Association of University Presses’ Book, Jacket, and Journal Travelling Show will be on display April 15 to 26 at the Robert Langen Art Gallery.
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