Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

The Birth of a Book Cover Concept

Organised by: Singapore Book Council
Performed by: Xavier Comas
  • Date:
    24 Nov 2022
  • Time:
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Online (Singapore Book Council)
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Translate words into visual concepts in the making of book covers with Xavier Comas.

1. Introduction and sharing about the creative process to build a book cover concept using books designed by Coverkitchen as case-studies.

2. Group exercise that focuses on brainstorming techniques to translate words into visual concepts using a brief from an actual project assignment at Coverkitchen. Participants will read the brief individually and will analyse it together. Following, they will engage in a group session to brainstorm and interact with each other together with trainer, recording the flow and ramifications of the process.

3. Workshop will conclude with the definition of 3 cover concept proposals and the group will assess them.

There is no need to design the final cover, only a quick draft of the cover concept and composition. Participants may bring laptops, tablets or smartphones to research the book's theme, source images or sketch ideas.

Participants will acquire or hone their skills to work as a team translating literature into visual concepts.

Past Academy attendees are entitled to a 20% promo for the tickets. To redeem the promo code, please email to request.

The Birth of a Book Cover Concept