Organized by the Library of Congress and started by Laura Bush, authors and illustrators from all over will come to Washington D.C. to talk about new books of all genres and participate in special presentations and panel discussions. Featured artists for this year’s festival include Jose Andres, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The poster for the festival was unveiled today. The poster’s designer, Marian Bantjes, described her process when creating the vibrant piece:
“I look for structure in any given project. For this, I started with the open book, on edge, with its pages radiating outward. I wanted something very sunny and bright, and so I built the structure further from these radiating lines with the idea of having words flowing out of the book. The book opens to a half-circle so I used this circle to form other parts of the structure, and divided the whole area up into sections based on this. I then developed a series of patterns used on the cupid-bow shape of an open book, and finally built some little flying books to accentuate the patterns and add a playful exuberance to the poster. The whole is a celebration and a joy.”
What do you think of the poster? Will you be attending the National Book Festival?
Featured Image Via Washington.org