Two of the country’s finest book designers reveal their secrets and inspiration
Jon Gray and Queen’s Park resident Greg Heinimann are two of the country’s finest book designers. Together they have created covers for many of the most celebrated authors in the world, designing thousands of book covers and pioneering the exciting art of cover design.
In this unique event for Queen’s Park Book Festival, Jon and and Greg will be in discussion with Festival Director Thomas du Plessis on how to create the perfect book cover.
Greg Heinimann is Debuty Creative Director at Bloomsbury Publishing, where he designs and illustrates literary fiction and non-fiction book covers on the Adult Trade list. He studied at Camberwell College of Art, Goldsmiths College, Central Saint Martins, and began his cover design career at Vintage (Penguin Random House).
- D&AD award win for Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race.
- Winner (Eat Like A Local series), and twice finalist at the British Book Design and Production Awards.
- Five times shortlisted at the A.B.C.D awards.
- Designed covers that have won: the Man Booker Prize for Lincoln In The Bardo (with four shortlisted over the years), Women’s Prize Winner for Home Fire, the Golden Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for A Visit From The Goon Squad, Folio Prize Winner for Tenth of December, and the National Book Award.
Jon Gray is an award winning designer who has designed books for many of the world’s most renowned authors including Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis.