Recover Reading Together Book Cover Art Contest!

Dec 27, 2016 10:58:21 AM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Attention artists! Do you ever find yourself inspired by book covers, imagining your own interpretations of particular titles? Do you have original ideas about what would capture readers' attention? Now's your chance!

During Art Hop on March 3, 2017, Kalamazoo Public Library will be featuring artwork from Recovering the Classics, a crowd-sourced collection of reimagined covers of work in the public domain. Anyone can contribute. As part of this show, we are hosting a contest to honor the 15th Anniversary of Reading Together; KPL's popular "one book, one city" initiative that focuses on building a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. 

Kalamazoo Public Library invites illustrators, typographers and designers of all ages to choose the Reading Together book cover they would like to redesign and submit their artwork digitally. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 3, 5 pm EST. Your artwork will be displayed on beginning Monday, February 13 and ending Monday, February 27 at 5 pm EST. During that time, online votes from the public will be collected. Voters can vote for their top three choices. 

Winners will be announced at Art Hop on Friday, March 3 at Central Library (315 South Rose Street). Art Hop begins at 7 pm. The top ten Reading Together recovers will be exhibited as part of the Recovering the Classics display. 

The 1st prize winner will receive a Wacom Tablet. 2 runners-up will receive $30 gift cards to Dick Blick.  

For contest rules, file requirements and more, visit

Good luck!


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