Wednesday, 14 December 2016

“Recovering the Classics” at St. Ambrose University

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December 2015.

Today we hear from Malavika Shrikhande, who works in Cataloging at the St. Ambrose University Library in Davenport, Iowa. There is a new installation at SAU Library of newly redesigned book covers by students in a graphic design course at the university. Enjoy! ~Laura

The objective of “Recovering the Classics” was to choose a book from the Creative Action Network’s list of 100 classic titles and create a fresh, original design that brings a renewed visual life to the story while simultaneously learning how to create a seamless design around a 3-D object (in this case, book jacket).

The jacket designs were installed for display at the St. Ambrose University Library. Photos of the jackets and posters were taken by Assoc. Prof. Renee Meyer Ernst.

The covers and posters are designed by four students of Assoc. Prof. Renee Meyer Ernst’s, Art Graphic Design class at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa: Rena Kasch (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Hannah Lingafelter (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Ashley St. Aubin (The Art of War) and Bart Van Rooijen (Around the World in Eighty Days).

Ernst’s enjoyed the idea of ‘taking something old and giving it a fresh life’. She added, it was important to uphold the individual integrity of the object (here the original book) and learning to work with the image and type together and integrate it structurally to form the poster and the book cover.

Would you like to know more about this project? Contact Renee Meyer Ernst at:

from Library as Incubator Project

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