Isabella Wang '18 views the Exhibit of Charlotte Strick '91 Book Designs in the Adams Library.
Book Designs by Charlotte Strick '91 on Exhibit in Adams Library
A collection of books designed by the award-winning Charlotte Strick '91 are currently on exhibit in Westover's Adams Library through mid-February.
Giselle Boyadjian, Director of the Library, coordinated the exhibition with the help of Bruce Coffin, Poetry Program Advisor and Library Assistant. The display features 15 books that Charlotte designed, as well as two copies of the The Paris Review, the renowned literary publication. Several years ago, Charlotte donated copies of nine of the books she designed to the Adams Library.
Charlotte and her design work were featured in an article in the Winter 2017 edition of Wheaton Quarterly; Charlotte is an alumna of Wheaton College. The article served as the inspiration for the library exhibition and is also part of the display.
"Bruce told me about the article," Giselle said, "and then I read that one of Charlotte's book designs (for Everything That Rises Must Converge) was chosen as one of the best book covers of 2015 by New York Times Art Director Matt Dorfman."
Strick co-founded her own design firm, Strick & Williams, LLC, in 2014, and also serves as the The Paris Review's Art Editor. She is a former Art Director of Farrar, Straus and Giroux's paperback line.
Strick and her husband, Jeff Williams, reside in Brooklyn, New York, with their twin sons, Lionel and Oscar. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Wheaton College and an A.A.S. in Graphic Design from Parsons The New School for Design.