Monday, September 5, 2011

Books by the Banks Poster Unveiling

Thursday, September 8

7:00pm - 8:30pm Joseph Beth Booksellers

Celebrate the kick-off of the 2011 Books By the Banks, Cincinnati USA’s Book Festival with a panel discussion and a rare poster signing opportunity with acclaimed illustrators, including this year’s artist, Christina Wald. Also on hand will be Will Hillenbrand, C.F. Payne, Ryan Ostrander, and John Maggard discussing their work and the illustrations they created exclusively for the annual Books By the Banks posters. Since the book festival's inauguration in 2007, the posters – now considered unique collectors' items – have captured the essence of what Books by the Banks means to the community.

Hope to see you there!

Sometime later this week I will post some sketches (including the unused concept) .

In the meantime, article in the Cincinnati Enquirer by Lauren Bishop:

Link for Coupon if you buy something the day of the event:

My First Thumbnail of the Idea


  1. Great job, Christina!
    I'm glad the pop-up book with the skyline got more space in the final than it did in your first sketch —it's my favorite part of the poster.

    Yes! —show the other sketches and the unused concept.

  2. Christina-congratulations!! It looks great, and nice article. Wish I could come Thursday night!

  3. Thanks! I look forward to seeing everyone!