Mon 28 February 2011 at 5.00 pm

The story behind the spread - Dorling Kindersley

Christine Keilty (Dorling Kindersley)

Taking Place: Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University

A DK spread is a visual feast of eye catching design and informative text. This talk will be an insight into how a spread is created from concept to printed book; Covering The Art Book, the development of its unique page design, the finer points of reproducing pieces of art, gaining permissions from an Artist estate and the surprise of finding out Van Gogh’s Sunflower’s true colours. Christine Keilty will also discuss digital publishing and how this is changing their approach to photo shoots which can now include video and commissioning illustration even in a 3D environment.

Christine Keilty

Christine Keilty studied graphic design at university and started her career as a design assistant at a small illustrated reference publisher. Over 15 years in illustrated publishing she has worked for 4 book publishers as a designer, art editor and manager. Today she is Managing Art Editor for Dorling Kindersley, a book publisher of highly illustrated Adult and Children's reference. Alongside her editorial partner she manages 30 in-house editors and designers creating lifestyle titles including food, drink, craft and self-sufficiency. Her tasks involve design presentations, live spreads and creation of all own content from photographing recipes to 3D drawings of furniture. Together with editorial her department produces highly integrated visuals for print and digital platforms. 

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