Thursday, April 07, 2016

#CoolArt: Krab Jab Studio presents 'Dream Covers (Artists Illustrating Their Favorite Books)'

Krab Jab Studio presents 'Dream Covers', a group art exhibition, curated by Lauren Panepinto; curator of Every Day Original and Creative Director at Orbit Books, Yen Press and Redhook, where the artists participating have reimagined the cover art from their favourite books.

The show will also be juried by a trio of well-respected professional Art Directors: Irene Gallo, Creative Director of Tor Books and Tor.com, Jon Schindehette, Creative Director of ThinkGeek Solutions, and Zoë Robinson, Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games, with the winning design on the show catalogue cover, which will be released for purchase later this month.

After each illustration was completed, Lauren designed typography to turn each into a full book cover. Both the covers, complete with typography, and the original paintings will be on show.

The participating artists include Marc Scheff, Tran Nguyen, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Jeremy Wilson, Laurie Lee Brom, Brom, Wylie Beckert, Dan Dos Santos, Dave Palumbo, Scott Fischer, Allen Williams, Chris Buzelli, Rovina Cai, Vanessa Lemen, Winona Nelson, Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Anthony Palumbo, and Kimberly Kincaid.

The opening reception is on Saturday April 9 from 6-9pm at Krab Jab Studio, 5628 Airport Way S, Ste 150 Seattle, WA 98108, and at 7.30pm Lauren will also be holding a curator talk. Artists Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Marc Scheff, Chris Buzelli, Jeremy Wilson, Wylie Beckert will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view until May 7.

On Friday April 8 from 7-9pm, Krab Jab Studio will be hosting a panel discussion between four renowned illustrators from the exhbition: Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Jeremy Wilson, and Marc Scheff. The panel will be moderated by Lauren Panepinto, creative director and book cover designer.

Tickets for the panel discussion are $35 per person, go here to buy.

by Dave Palumbo
by Brom
by Laurie Lee Brom
by Tran Nguyen
by Rebecca Yanovskaya
by Dan Dos Santos
by Boris Vallejo
by Julie Bell
by Wylie Beckert
by Vanessa Lemen
by Kim Kincaid
by Jeremy Wilson
by Anthony Palumbo
by Allen Williams
by Scott Fischer
by Rovina Cai
by Marc Scheff
by Chris Buzelli
by Winona Nelson