Do Judge a Book By its Cover
DATE / TIME
9 Nov, Fri
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House (TAH), Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
The book cover makes the crucial first impression. An appealing facade can entice a reader to pick up the title, hinting at the essence of what’s between the covers. A badly designed cover can turn away prospective readers. This panel, comprising designers, will explain what works and what doesn’t.
Sarah and Schooling
An ardent supporter of Singapore’s literary scene, Sarah and Schooling are actively involved in designing books and publications across multiple genres. Their capabilities and experience also cover other creative disciplines such as visual identity and branding, art direction, web design and the conducting of workshops. Notable examples of their work include Singapore Literature Prize winner Joshua Ip’s Making Love with Scrabble Tilesand historically significant titles such as The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap.
Photo Credit: Munn
Jacintha Yap works as a freelance designer and have designed book covers for the bestseller This Is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn and Phedra by Euginia Tan that was shortlisted by the Singapore Literature Prize. She believes that design is a conversation and is interested in typographic approaches. Outside of work, she chases sleep and is interested in exploring the spiritual dimensions and poetic associations behind it. Currently, she is working with her partner on Sandglass, a personal and ambient nap assistant available in the Google Play store.
Vikas Kailankaje is a lecturer in design communication at the Lasalle College of the Arts. His professional experience covers visual communication and editorial direction for institutional clients and publishers. Outside of his practice and teaching, he leads walking tours that draw upon local issues and historical intrigue. He was previously the principal designer of STUDIO VBK, a critical design practice in information and document design.Vikas Kailankaje is featured in the following SWF event(s):