The Madrid Book Fair has kicked off its 78th edition with the presentation of its poster. The illustration was designed by Sara Morente (Torrelavega, 1976), who wanted to highlight the role of readers and readers at the fair. Specifically, the protagonist is a woman, who in the last edition of the fair accounted for 64% of visitors.
The poster depicts a young woman in an illustrated shirt with The great wave of Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, considered the most recognized Japanese artist in the world and that according to the artist is the author of this "iconic and universal work."
The young woman holds in her hands a book on fire that merges with the wave and that refers to the work of Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, "in reference to censorship" and which symbolizes the book "as a source of culture and critical thinking".
"I lived what happened with the book Fariña very worried, but I felt very comforted and hopeful for the reaction, which made the book could continue to emerge thanks to the readers ", explained Morente at the press conference.
At the event, which was also present Manuel Gil, director of the Fair, have also discussed the different media in which you can see the image that will illustrate the event, which will take place between May 31 and 16 of June.
The Dominican Republic is the guest of honor of this edition, whose motto is A story at every step.