Spinorama

Simon Goode @ 2024-06-17 16:59:02 +0100

Spinorama
An Exhibition of Interesting Spines
Curated by Aslak Gurholt & Fraser Muggeridge
5 July–17 August 2024

Exhibition open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm

Spinorama is the first exhibition of its kind dedicated to spines, featuring over 80 spines from different genres of books: from children’s, through graphic design to art books. The spine is usually the reader’s first encounter with a book when displayed on a bookshelf, usually with not much effort or imagination going into the design, using the standard sequence of author, title and publisher from top to bottom.

This exhibition focuses on books that have considered the spine as part of the overall cover design or concept. Whether it's what content is on the spine, or how it is spatially arranged or bound together, these spines are the backbone to every book.