Kick-Start Creativity: Book Cover Re-Creations

We are always looking for ways to stay creative and entertained at home, and we think you might be too! So, the Library will be issuing challenges to help kick-start your creativity using only materials found around your house. Are you up to the challenge?


Get creative around the house

Have you ever looked at a pile of socks or a tube of cake icing and thought, “this would make a great book cover re-creation”?

Well, you’re in luck! Inspired by the Paul Getty Museum’s painting re-creations, opens a new window, and challenged by Calgary Public Library, we are issuing a task to you: Kick-start your creativity by re-creating your favourite book cover using materials found around your house.

Whether you decide to use real fruit to re-create the cover of Each Peach Pear Plum or a rainbow scarf to use for Nine Perfect Strangers, the choices are up to you.

We’ll collect your re-creations and post them in this blog post, in a gallery.

Contest closed, June 30, 2020, but we always welcome your submissions using #KickStartCreativityHfx on social media.


Your re-creations (contest entries)

Some inspiration: Our re-creations

On June 1, 2020, We hosted a virtual Mayor for a Day experience for our 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Grand Prize Winner, Charlee.

Naturally, Mayor Charlee, Mayor Savage, and Åsa - our Chief Librarian & CEO; took part in their very own Kick-Start Creativity Book Cover Re-Creation challenge. View their creations below! (Click to expand.)

New York Public Library has also been creating some awesome book covers. Check them out!, opens a new window

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