Towards Book Cover Design via Layout Graphs

Wensheng Zhang, Yan Zheng, Taiga Miyazono, Seiichi Uchida, Brian Kenji Iwana

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)


Book covers are intentionally designed and provide an introduction to a book. However, they typically require professional skills to design and produce the cover images. Thus, we propose a generative neural network that can produce book covers based on an easy-to-use layout graph. The layout graph contains objects such as text, natural scene objects, and solid color spaces. This layout graph is embedded using a graph convolutional neural network and then used with a mask proposal generator and a bounding-box generator and filled using an object proposal generator. Next, the objects are compiled into a single image and the entire network is trained using a combination of adversarial training, perceptual training, and reconstruction. Finally, a Style Retention Network (SRNet) is used to transfer the learned font style onto the desired text. Using the proposed method allows for easily controlled and unique book covers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDocument Analysis and Recognition - ICDAR 2021 - 16th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsJosep Lladós, Daniel Lopresti, Seiichi Uchida
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030863333
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event16th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2021 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Sept 5 2021Sept 10 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12823 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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