The annual National Book Festival poster has also been unveiled. This year it was designed by New York City-based graphic designer Dana Tanamachi, who said she was inspired by the idea of an open book resembling a blossoming flower.
“I envisioned a wild garden, like something out of Alice in Wonderland or Jack and the Beanstalk, with blooming books that could transport readers to alternate worlds. It was these worlds that inspired me to add the stars and ombré background, to convey a sense of vastness, wonder, adventure and exploration. Books and flowers both open up and invite us in to behold beauty, mark the seasons and experience change and growth. Combining the two images felt like the perfect metaphor.” (You can read all about Tanamachi and her creative vision for the project here.)