September

Lectures are in the Play House: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.

Thursday 19 September 2019

Faber and Faber-90 years of Excellence in Cover and Design

By Toby Faber

Since its foundation in 1925, Faber and Faber has built a reputation as one of London’s most important literary publishing houses. Part of this is due to its editorial team but a large part is also due to the firm’s insistence on good design and illustration. This lecture covers its history through illustrations, covers and designs which have resulted from collaborations with artists such as Rex Whistler, Peter Blake and Damien Hirst.

About the speaker…

His career began with the study of Natural Sciences at Cambridge and he had a varied career in banking and management consultancy. He has written two books of narrative history one on Stradivarius and one on Faberge Eggs. He was managing Director of Faber and Faber, the company founded by his grandfather in1925, for five years and is now a board member.