Picture Books
Increasing digitalization has led to fears about paper books, and a reappraisal of the value of picture books. Unlike reading for information, picture books use their physical attributes to surprise or delight – turning the page is always a true experience. A single picture book draws on image and graphic design, visual direction and design, as well as the product design of covers, bookbinding and printing. It's a treasure trove of different designs to explore. Our presenters visit picture book authors and designers at work, and explore the charm and potential of picture books from a design perspective.