FREADOM: An Exhibition of Banned and Challenged Book Covers Re-Imagined

In response to our Banned and Challenged Books Exhibit from September, senior graphic design students at Loyola Marymount University reimagined the original book cover art for selections from the American Library Association’s Banned and Challenged Books list. From Annika Honselaar, ’20:

“When books are published the artwork on the cover often fails to fully satisfy the story at hand. We were tasked with breaking this habit and creating content true to the authors writings. But we weren’t addressing just any books, we created content that shined a light on banned and challenged books. After reading the stories ourselves, we grew to understand the importance of these works and were deeply disheartened by the fact that they are not accessible for everyone to read. Our goal was to discourage censorship and bring the author’s intended vision to their covers. It was a challenging but worthwhile experience that we hope would make the authors proud.”

This exhibit is curated by Carol Raby and Tyler Barnett, ’15. The course is taught by Garland Kirkpatrick. You can find this exhibition on display on level 1 now through December 2, 2019.

Banned book covers