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Book Covers for Beletrina in Design Week

Posted in Exhibitions by andrejabrulc on 11/10/2010

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Book Covers for Beletrina: Exhibition

Posted in Exhibitions by andrejabrulc on 07/10/2010

A selection of photos showing a display of book covers and illustrations by Andreja Brulc created since 2007 for Beletrina, a major literary imprint of the Slovene publisher Beletrina Academic Press.

The book covers in the exhibition show a strong interest in typography and in combining illustration with photography, typography, traditional techniques such as hand-printing, stitching and patchwork, embroidery, knitting and crocheting, and industrial materials such as sandpaper and scrim tape.

The exhibition was accompanied by a literary event and a children’s creative workshop.

For more photos of the show click Flickr.

The project was sponsored by the government of the Republic of Slovenia.

 


 

Book Covers for Beletrina: Children’s Creative Workshop

Posted in Workshops by andrejabrulc on 07/10/2010

In conjunction with the exhibition Book Covers for Beletrina, a children’s creative workshop was led by London-based Slovene graphic designer and illustrator, Andreja Brulc.

 

22 young participants

 

Children (2–13yrs old) were invited to create illustrations based on stories associated with different places in Slovenia and make up book pages. The pages were assembled into a short book called Tales from Slovenia. Twenty-one children took part in the workshop and one child sent illustrations by post.

Details of illustrations from the book Tales from Slovenia

Veronika from the Small Castle of Kamnik: Živa Galjot 7 yrs

Veronika from the Small Castle of Kamnik: Allie Bunyan 13 yrs

Proteus of Postojnska jama: Hannah Mosquera 6yrs

Children were given different stories depending on their ages. The stories were based on myths and folklore as well as tales from places of interest (such as the dragon of Ljubljana, the strong man Martin Krpan, the Medieval knight Erazem of Predjama Castle, Povodni mož of Prekmurje, the proteus of Postojnska jama, the Lipizzaner horse and so on).

 

Martin Krpan: Aleksander Sestović 10yrs

Povodni mož of Prekmurje: Tobi Marinček Swain 8 yrs

 

Triglav: Marko Mosquera 8 yrs

Zmaj Direndaj: Živa Galjot 7yrs

The text was available in English (two stories in Slovene) as the workshop turned out to be very international!

 

Group 3: 7–8 years old

Children also learned about Slovenia in a creative and fun way. Light snacks and drinks were provided, and everyone had a very good time.

The book Tales from Slovenia was then displayed at the exhibition. Each child was sent the book in a digital format.

Živa is admiring the book with her grandma

For a full showcase of children’s illustrations for the Tales from Slovenia book click Flickr.

The project was sponsored by the government of the Republic of Slovenia.


Book Covers for Beletrina: Private View and Literary Event

Posted in Exhibitions by andrejabrulc on 05/10/2010

A literary event took place at the Dreamspace Gallery in London on 4 October 2010 in conjunction with the exhibition opening of book covers and illustrations by Andreja Brulc. The covers were created since 2007 for Beletrina, a major literary imprint of the Slovene publisher Beletrina Academic Press.

Readings were held by a writer and film director Goran Vojnović, the author of the region’s bestselling novel in 2009, entitled Čefurji Raus! (trans. Southern Scum Go Home), and an essayist and poet Aleš Šteger, the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and scholarships, whose work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. DSC_0066

The project, sponsored by the government of the Republic of Slovenia, presented the publisher’s prolific literary activities for the first time in London through the display of selected book covers showing the unique relationship with their principal designer and illustrator.

For reportage of the exhibition by Matjaž Ambrožič for the RTV Slovenia’s programme on culture, Studio City (Knigga), broadcasted on 11 Oct 2010, click here (starts 39:07).

For more photos click Flicker.

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