Elen Winata
Poetry Moves

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was commissioned by Ethos Books, a Singaporean publisher, to design and illustrate the book cover of their newest poetry anthology.

How was the illustration used:
Book cover for 'Poetry Moves' — a collection of over 100 poems from Singapore, Asia and around the world, and is aimed at the adolescent reader. The book is divided into five sections: 'Words & Things', Spaces & Places’, ‘Connections’, ‘Crossings’ and ‘Origins’, which are each represented by the different symbols featured in the cover.

How did you make this work:
The artwork was created digitally using a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
Jennifer Kwan
Commissioner Company :
Ethos Books / Pagesetters Services Pte Ltd

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Elen Winata is an art director and illustrator based in Singapore who ironically hates writing in 3rd person.Her works span across different mediums such as illustration, digital, design and advertising. Over the years, she has provided illustrations for brands like Google, The Times of London, Airbnb, Swoon Reads, Uber, SilkAir, Unilever and Starbucks. She has also been awarded at The One Show, D&AD, Communication Arts and The FWA.Her works are known for their clean lines and vibrant colours, which are held together by simple but thought provoking ideas.When she's not pushing pixels, you can find her surfing memes, doodling quotes and stalking the neighbourhood cat.