Design and Illustration @BBPlus

Bologna is where culture meets style and commercial relationships are created. Bologna Children’s Book Fair is renowned for its focus on design and illustration. BBPlus follows this lead, in the general trade arena, and offers much for those interested in this aspect of the industry.

Jackets Off! Is a competition to put design in general trade publishing at the heart of the business of books. Now in its fourth year, the showcase centres around one title published across many international editions. 2023’s title was the iconic 1984,  George Orwell, and 2022 featured the international bestseller, The Handmaid’s Tale. Jackets Off examins the different interpretations of  contemporary classics across cultures and languages.

Book Jacket Design: Celebrating the Best of the Best is an international award and showcase for jacket design in general trade publishing. In March 2023 The Raven by Shakespearikon Editions was the winner of the Jacket Design: Best of the Best competition. The contest was open to all participating Greek publishers and the jury were Matt Dorfman art NYT-Book Review, Cristiano Guerri, art Feltrinelli and Aida Fernandez Pena, La Petite Cabane.