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Form and Function in Great Book Design
Start Date: 4/25/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/25/2019End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:

As part of the 2018 Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, WLU Press invites you to a panel on book and cover design, featuring three award winning designers, tackling questions such as current trends in design, the relationship of design to meaning, design as professional practice, and more! There will be an opportunity for discussion. Refreshments provided.


  • Alan Brownoff, designer at University of Alberta Press and part of the 2018 AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee.
  • Lara Minja, principal designer at Lime Design, Inc. Lara graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with degrees in Communication Design and Fine Arts. In 2007 she obtained a Masters in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta. She has a particular interest in telling stories about people, communities, and culture in the form of books, catalogues and stamps.
  • Michel Vrana published comics and graphic novels for five years, ran a boutique design studio for ten years, and through all of it, always loved book design the most. He set up his home studio to focus on book design in 2009.

This event is free and open to the university community and general public.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press and the Robert Langen Gallery present an exhibit of the AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Travelling Show from April 15 to 29. Drop in to see design-award-winning books and covers any time during gallery hours:

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

View the full list of winners.

For more information about this exhibit and talk, please contact

WLU Press would like to thank the University of Alberta Press for its support of this panel.
Location Information:
Waterloo - Library
Room: Robert Langen Art Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: Marian Toledo Candelaria
Phone: 519.884.0710 x2894
  • Everyone (open to public)
  • Event Organizer(s):
  • WLU Press
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