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March 01, 2017

Exhibit highlights book cover designs by female artists

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Celebrate Women’s History Month With AIGA Philadelphia’s art exhibition of work by women book cover designers.

The work of six female designers will be showcased in a new exhibit titled "Cover Girls" on Friday, March 3. Each of the female artists has created numerous book covers for many recognizable authors.

View work by Isabel Urbina PeñaKimberly GlyderEmily MahonJennifer CarrowBarbara de Wilde and Kelly Blair.

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Widely circulated books like "The Lowland," "The Dog Stars," "A Visit from the Goon Squad" and "The Wangs vs. The World" were created by these female artists.

We've all heard the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover," but in this case, it's OK to admire the bold, colorful and understated cover designs.

The job of these artists is to capture the character of the book through the typography, illustrations or photography on the jacket.

While the exhibit is free, registration is required to attend. The event, hosted by AIGA Philadelphia, is in celebration of Women's History Month.

Cover Girls: An Exhibition of Women Book Cover Designers

Friday, March 3
6-9 p.m. | Free with registration
1526 Frankford Ave.