Quentin Blake: Book Covers

At: Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ

10 February 2024 - 11 May 2024

More info: https://www.ragm.co.uk/quentin-blake

 Quentin Blake has been illustrating books for over 50 years. While he is best known for his illustrations for children’s books, his career began with covers for magazines and adult fiction.

Sixty covers from three celebrated publishers are in the show, ranging from some of Quentin's distinctive covers for Penguin paperbacks in the 1960s to his work for premium hardbacks for The Folio Society, and his illustrated covers for children’s books published by Jonathan Cape from the 1970s onwards. Through these eclectic and punchy designs Quentin demonstrates how his inimitable style always comes through, even when adapting to different subject matter and audiences.  First editions of these books show how he combines typography, dynamic layouts and his unique way of drawing to create playful designs.

Alongside examples of printed books, this exhibition features reproduction illustrations from Quentin's archive.

'Quentin Blake: Book Covers' is a touring exhibition from Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.   For more information about the Quentin Blake Centre, visit https://www.qbcentre.org.uk/