Designer Yehrin Tong created the 2019 Books Are My Bag (BAMB) limited edition tote bag design.
Tong, who won the Beautiful Book Award at the BAMB awards 2018 for the Virago Modern Classics 40th Anniversary series, joins a number of high profile artists and designers who have designed the campaign’s annual limited edition bag – including Sir Peter Blake, Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Orla Kiely and Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Describing her design, Tong said, “I wanted to use punctuation marks in an illustrative way; showing the beauty of the written word. I have used question marks, brackets and exclamation marks etc to create bold, floral motifs in the foreground. The pattern in the background references the curves of turning pages.