Some IFOA 2016 Book Covers We Love

We love book design at the IFOA! Here are just some of the great covers from this year’s library:

The never-ending news cover of Fauxccasional Poems:

Scott Tysdal, Fauxccasional Poems

 

Nina Bunjevac’s gorgeous illustrations for Fatherland:

Bunjevac, Fatherland

 

A Long Watch‘s gentle ocean:

Galappatti, A Long Watch

 

The beautiful profile on The Pain Tree:

Senior, The Pain Tree Cover

 

Fire‘s historical woodcut-inspired graphics:

Humphreys, Fire

 

The torn-paper landscapes of The High Mountains of Portugal, dotted with characters:

Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal

 

 

The Naturalist‘s combination of new and old scientific images and notes:

York, The Naturalist

 

The tempestuous graphics of Hag-Seed:

Atwood, HagSeed

 

The vivid colouring of The Little Communist Who Never Smiled:

Lafon, The Little Communist Who Never Smiled

 

Wild Rose‘s gentle ombre:

Butala, Wild Rose

 

The hungry goose on the cover of A Number of Things:

Urquhart, NumberofThings

 

The dark highway of I’m Thinking of Ending Things:

Reid, Im Thinking of Ending Things

 

The nightlights of Bright, Precious Days:

McInerney, Bright Precious Days

Stay tuned for these and many other attractive covers at the 37th edition of the International Festival of Authors, coming to Harbourfront Centre from October 20th-30th!

 

IFOA 2016 poster art is here!

We are very excited to share IFOA’s 2016 festival poster art, designed by acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth!

Seth has appeared multiple times at past IFOA events, and his art is part of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s permanent collection. His illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries, and his comics have appeared in New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly.

Look for his IFOA design on postcards, programs, and our site as we approach festival season!

IFOA Poster

Seth will also be curating the Five Ways exhibit in the Harbourfront Centre’s Artport Gallery.  

In this exhibition a spotlight is directed at five diverse contemporary cartoonists.  Each with a unique approach to the comics medium.  Each using comics for their own artistic expression.  Each quite different from the others. From fiction to memoir, from slice of life to the absurd, from tightly realistic to the expressionistic–five artists, five ways.The exhibition features the works of Nina Bunjevac, Michael Deforge, Nick Drnaso, Jon McNaught, and Chris Oliveros and we’re thrilled to have all these artists participating in the Festival this year.

Five Ways runs from September 24th to December 22nd, 2016.