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Quentin Blake Book Covers

Exhibition 11th April - 12th July

In the Mezzanine Gallery

As the UK’s best-loved illustrator, Quentin Blake has been drawing for books for over 50 years. While he is best known for his illustrations for children’s books, his career began with covers for magazines and adult fiction.

In this new touring exhibition from House of Illustration, Blake shares 30 of his favourite covers from three celebrated publishers – a selection of his distinctive covers for Penguin paperbacks, his work for premium hardbacks for The Folio Society, and his illustrated covers for children’s books published by Jonathan Cape. Through these eclectic and punchy designs Blake demonstrates how his inimitable style always comes through, even when adapting to the different subject matters and audiences.