Cover star

The Dreamspace Gallery near Old Street, East London, will be opening a new exhibition next week of book covers and illustrations by London-based Slovenian  graphic designer and illustrator, Andreja Brulc.

All the covers displayed are from books published by the Slovenian publisher Beletrina, a major literary imprint of Beletrina Academic Press.

Lado Kralji book cover by Andreja Brulc

Brulc, who studied design, typography, illustration and printmaking at the London College of Communications, has been producing the covers since winning a public competition to become principal cover designer and illustrator for Beletrina. She has since created more than 140 covers, and the works on show date from 2007 until the present.

Her covers combine illustration with photography; typography; traditional techniques such as hand-printing, stitching, patchwork, embroidery, knitting and crocheting, and industrial materials such as sandpaper and scrim tape.

Ivan Cankar book cover by Andreja Brulc

The exhibition will be accompanied by a literary event, which will feature readings in Slovene and English by poet Miljana Cunta, film director and author Goran Vojnović, and essayist and poet Aleš Šteger. Printed extracts will be available in English.

There will also be a children’s workshop, where children can create their own illustrations to be assembled into a picture book to be shown in the exhibition.

The Book Covers for Beletrina exhibition takes place at the Dreamspace Gallery, 1-3 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y from 3–9 October.

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