You may be a designer, or a writer, or a student, or you may want to self-publish. Or you may just want to learn how to tap into your creative self.
How does a design happen? How does the raw manuscript travel through the many, many discussions in a publishing house before it shows up in a bookstore?
In this three-hour workshop, you’ll hear from W.H. Chong, one of Australia’s most regarded book designers. He will take us on a journey through some of his own work processes:
— Where ideas come from
— How chance informs art and design
— Who a cover is for
— How to design the covers for a series like Text Classics, with 120 titles and counting
What to expect
Chong will conduct a hands-on session where you can deploy and take away some essential principles:
— The joy of limitations
— The power of type
— Colour as signal
— Image as code
Expect to leave the workshop empowered, enlightened and entertained.
When: Sunday 3 June, 11am – 2pm
Where: Lone Goat Gallery, 28 Lawson St, Byron Bay 2481
Tickets: $60 / $50 Members or students
About the presenter
W. H. Chong is an artist and designer. He is one of Australia’s foremost cover designers, winner of multiple awards, and Design Director at Text Publishing. He was inducted into the Australian Book Designers Hall of Fame in 2013.
Chong’s near life-size portrait of novelist Michelle de Kretser is in the collection of Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery. He has spoken about book design on radio and at literary festivals, and written on art and culture for Crikey and Daily Review. He resides in Melbourne.
His exhibition “Everything Changes” is now showing at Lone Goat Gallery until June 13.
Presented in association with Byron Writers Festival
Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson Street,
New South Wales,