Artwork by the late Charley Harper gets a new life in this year’s collectible Books by the Banks event poster. The 2014 poster will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati.
Books by the Banks is the region’s largest book festival. The world-famous Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist who died in 2007. However his son, artist Brett Harper, and graphic designer Matthew Dayler, repurposed some iconic Harper images to create a special new design to promote the eighth year of the festival. This year’s festival is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati.
Brett Harper and Dayler will be at the poster unveiling to talk about the creation of the poster. A poster signing will follow. Joining them will be past poster artists, including Will Hillenbrand and Jeffrey Ebbeler. Posters will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting Books by the Banks. This year’s poster is $15 and previous years’ posters are $10.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers is located in Rookwood Pavilion, 2692 Madison Road. Visit www.BooksbytheBanks.org for details.