To celebrate World Book Day, two Suffolk based organisations teamed up to create a new series of art works to promote both literacy and the arts within their area.

Paperback is a new exhibition of screen prints that draw inspiration from iconic books throughout history. Suffolk Festival of Ideas and Off The Press Collective worked with the coffee shop to produce a list of 100 classic must-reads that span multiple genres. From this selection 20 artists were approached to produce a brand new artwork inspired by their favourite book from the list.

The works on show are by a mix of internationally exhibited artists, recent graduates, award-winning children’s book illustrators and graphic artists.


Hand printed in Off The Press Collective’s rural studio, the art works are all printed in iconic Penguin book colours of orange and grey.

The exhibition launched on 3 March 2017 and toured to the Norwich Arts Centre from 10 May to 7 June. 

Artists involved - Adam Bridgland, Anna Bird, Ben Challen, Daisy Iverson, James Fenton, James Treadaway, Jess Wilson, Jo Stafford, Joel Millerchip, Laurel Pettitt, Lisa Zoylinos, Lucy Gough, Matt Robertson,

Michael Simpson, Natalie Blofield,

Rachel Sodey, Rob Ramsden, Sam Foley,

Toby Rampton, Vicki Johnson


Print edition

Print edition


Norwich Arts Centre, Norfolk


May 2017

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