May marks National Share-a-Story Month, celebrating the power of storytelling. What better time to revisit some of the book-themed Photo Cutout boards that we have produced for authors, publishers, events and reading initiatives.
At Photo Cutouts we have had the pleasure of working on several projects from the publishing sector on custom made photo boards for various book-themed events.
Here are a few examples:
Photo Cutouts for book launches
Ulverscroft launch of Jina Bacarr’s audiobook at #FutureBook19
The FutureBook Live conference is The Bookseller’s annual conference which addresses the digital content revolution in the world of publishing.
The 2019 event on 25th November saw speakers from Pearson, Hachette, Waterstones, Bonnier, Springer Nature, Faber, Booker, the BBC, Penguin Random House, Blackwell, and Lonely Planet come together to review today’s audiobook and podcast markets.
Ulverscroft Publishing embraced the conference to promote the launch of Jina Bacarr’s audiobook Christmas Once Again, Photo Cutouts created a face-in-the-hole style photo opportunity for delegates to get into the book cover. The book cover design was positioned within a smartphone frame to reflect the audio.
As the author was unable to attend the event herself, the photo board acted as a great, engaging marketing prop in her absence.
Photo Cutouts for reading initiatives
Magic Light Productions, David Walliams T-riffic Takeover
Magic Light Productions specialise in bringing imagination to life with theatre shows and events.
Back in 2018, they ran a David Walliams book-themed tour of schools in Denbighshire, North-East Wales. Their T’riffic Takeover days saw schools filled with actors dressed as characters from Walliams’ fictional world for a day.
Their Photo Cutout board was the centrepiece for photo opportunities during the T’riffic Takeovers. We did a mashup of characters from David Walliams books and added hashtags and the Magic Light Productions insignia.
Photo Cutouts at book signings
Peter James photo board entertains guests at book signing
When bestselling novelist Peter James launched his Roy Grace novel, Need You Dead, in Brighton, his publicist commissioned this cops and robber’s themed photo board. The board was used as a photo opportunity for fans at a book signing as they waited for his autograph.
Being by the seaside, a fun face-in-the-hole board was a fitting tribute to the location and the cops and robbers theme lent itself perfectly to the crime genre of the novel.
Photo Cutouts celebrating children’s book characters
Event’s company, Sharky and George, Paddington book-themed photo cutout board
Sharky and George run and host private parties and events. One of their many talents is children’s parties.
One young client of theirs was a great lover of Michael Bond’s, Paddington books, so a Paddington book-themed party was the perfect way to make the party special.
Children love face-in-the-hole boards, they enjoy posing as the characters and having their photo taken. A photo cutout board for a book-themed event aimed at children is a winning combination and whilst we cannot share photos taken at the event, here are some of our big kids enjoying the photo board before packaging.
Get in touch
Throughout the year there are a number of book-themed events in the calendar, from National Share-a-Story Month, to National Reading Day and World Book Day. If you have a themed event planned then get in touch. Our team would be happy to discuss your design and your requirements to come up with the best solution. We do offer face-in-the-hole boards in a variety of formats, as well as photo walls, selfie frames & other props, so give us a call and we can talk you through.
Tel no: 01842 337100