image for Literary Event item typeThe Secret World of Book Jacket Design at Richmond Library Annex

Literary Event, Sat 23 Nov 2019


Orleans House Gallery


Quadrant Road,


We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at VINTAGE (part of Penguin publishing) who will be talking about the creativity behind her prize-winning book cover designs.
Suzanne designs and oversees the art direction of all VINTAGE imprints. She established the design for the red spines of the VINTAGE Classics list in 2007 and has worked on a wide range of designs for major authors. Her iconic covers include Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending, Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens, Ian
McEwan’s Atonement and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Suzanne started out designing food packaging after studying graphic design at university. She found her calling designing covers at Penguin, before joining Picador a few years later. Come along to discover her trade secrets, and find out what inspires, excites and sparks the creative process.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Nov 2019 14:30


£8 / £6.50

Special £5.60 ticket price for Richmond Card Holders



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