Last week a new exhibition celebrating the art of the book cover opened in East London’s StolenSpace gallery. The gallery invited the great and good of contemporary street art, regular indoor art, illustration, photography, sculpture and design to create a cover for a book of their choice: a book that had inspired them, profoundly affected them or one that they just remembered fondly from their childhood.
The result is a fantastic and varied exhibition, including work from Belgian street artist, and personal favourite, ROA, Shepard Fairey from the US and Japanese artist Usugrow among many, many others. The exhibition also includes a sneak peak of the artwork for our new Penguin Essentials series that publish in April next year. I took my camera along on Saturday so I could share some of my favourites with you.
‘Burnt Ones’, C215
‘At Swim-Two-Birds’, Tom J Newell
‘Ugly Duckling’, ROA
There is a lot more to see at the exhibition itself, which runs until 19th December.