Blog Listing: Art

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia…

Food, fantasy, and Indonesia… [24 Jan 2017]

Last year, as part of the festivities for NBDCS' literary festival for children's books, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, we brought back our popular online illustration contest, the afccSKETCH, to encourage both budding and established illustrators from around the world to submit creative and original artworks. ... Details

Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work

Love to illustrate? Here’s a BIG opportunity to showcase your work [17 Jan 2017]

Often, a picture relates to the reader first, before the words do. The Book Illustrators Gallery, also known as BIG, is a yearly illustration exhibition that takes place as part of  NBDCS' annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). Many visitors, we're told, have been... Details

Creating picture book stories in Japan

Creating picture book stories in Japan [10 Jan 2017]

What happens when you bring together 23 artistic students from Singapore and some very curious high school students from Japan to create a picture book?  Singapore students from art and design schools, together with Hakuba High school students, outside Hakuba High School Magical moments such as these, occur!  All... Details

Designing books is no laughing matter

Designing books is no laughing matter [20 Jun 2012]

In the modern world of advertising and branding, packaging is (almost) everything. Needless to say, that applies to book covers too. A book cover is the packaging of the product – the book, and a good cover adds an oomph factor which is important for it to differentiate itself from... Details