This year’s BookFest theme, “Travels with Books”, sparked artist Barbara Brown to suggest one of her beautiful works of art for this year’s poster. Here’s the original design, which was created by Gloria Wilson, who took the original photo; Kate Wilson, who created the backdrop, and Barbara Brown, who created the book images. The three parts were then combined to make this wonderful image:
As our posters are handprinted on a letterpress printer, the design needed to be modified for use on the poster. She collaborated with artist Jim Horton who first made a woodcut of her design, simplifying it:
When that was done, he handset the type that went with it
Then the poster was printed
Here’s the end result
We’ll be selling these at the BookFest or you can purchase a copy at Aunt Agatha’s bookstore anytime for $20. We hope you’ll agree it’s beautiful!