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14th January 2020

Rachael Saunders’ delicious and cute collaboration with Natural Grocers

We are delighted to announce that Rachael Saunders’ packaging designs, in collaboration with Whole Foods Supermarket Natural Grocers is officially ready to buy! MBDesign approached Rachael from the US last year to ask for her assistance in developing a new look for the ‘home brand’ products for Natural Grocers.  Rachael told us how excited she […]

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10th January 2020

Celebrating Aurelia Lange’s ongoing collaboration with sustainable energy company: Bulb

To celebrate Aurelia Lange’s lengthily collaboration with sustainable energy company Bulb, we chatted to her about the creative process behind animating Bulb’s energetic seasonal mailer headers and how they reflect the ‘go green’ attitude of Bulb and its users. Bulb is a green energy company that aims to help consumers reduce their energy costs, consumption […]

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7th January 2020

Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity

Dàlia Adillon was recently commissioned by Mossen Cinto Verdaguer School in Barcelona to paint a playful and colourful mural that captured the themes of childhood, reading and diversity. Dàlia started the project as she does normally, working on a colourful pencil drawing. “The first thing I did was to work on a colour sketch, in […]

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3rd January 2020

The Artworks ‘Best of Illustration’ 2019

As we enter the start of 2020, a time for exciting new projects, collaborations and Illustrations, we wanted to remember all the fantastic work created by our artists over the last year. Here is our 2019 round up of the ‘Best of Illustration’! Animal Atlas by Anne Rooney and Lonely Planet Kids. This stunning picture […]

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4th December 2019

Kate Forrester’s Christmas re-design of KP Original Salted Peanuts

It’s officially feeling a lot like Christmas at the Artworks and what better way to enter the holiday season than to show off Kate Forrester’s recent festive re-design of KP salted peanuts. A staple snack for anyone peckish during the party season, Kate has taken the classic KP blue packaging and added a gorgeous wintery […]

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3rd December 2019

Lindsey Spinks’s delicious Illustrations for Waitrose’s November Party Season Survival Guide

Lindsey Spinks has lended her Illustrative charm to the Waitrose November Party Season Survival Guide. Illustrating a variety of different vibrant fruit and veg, Lindsey created each drawing to sit alongside exciting healthy recipes for the ultimate party host to try. Lindsey worked closely with Art Director Kat to create rough pencil sketches that were […]

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19th November 2019

Lucia Gaggiotti’s playful animation for Ego-TE

Lucia Gaggiotti has teamed up with STUDIOLUX to create a beautifully animated commercial for Ego-TE, an Italian food delivery app that focuses on bringing delicious, fresh and local produce directly to your door. Ego-TE contacted STUDIOLUX, an Italian digital company specialising in photography and video-making, as they wanted to create an animation to show people […]

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15th November 2019

The Artworks has 14 books featured on Waterstones ‘Best of 2019’ Book Guide

We are delighted to announce that in the run up to Christmas, The Story of London Underground Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy, Christmas Shopaholic Illustrated by Lucy Davey, The Book of Dust (Volumes one and two), Seashaken Houses, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Erebus Illustrated by Chris Wormell, Shakespeare For Every Day of The Year Illustrated by Harry Goldhawk, The Snow Queen […]

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15th November 2019

Planetarium wins the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2019

Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum by astrophysicist Raman Prinja and Ilustrator Chris Wormell has been chosen by children as the winning book for the 2019 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. The prize was awarded at a ceremony hosted by CBBC’s Lindsey Russell at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, this afternoon (13 November […]

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12th November 2019

Laura Barrett brings Mr Darcy back to life in latest Book Cover Illustration

Laura Barrett has illustrated a stunning silhouette of the much loved Jane Austen character, Mr Darcy, for a new book by Garbielle Malcom, commissioned by Imogen Streater at independent publisher Endeavour Quill. We spoke to Laura, asking how she approached such an exciting project. Laura told us, as with any illustrated project, this one started […]

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1st November 2019

Lottie Hall’s playful re-design of D&AD’s Online Master Class

Despite only joining artworks a few months ago, Lottie Hall has already got stuck in working with an array of exciting and diverse clients. Offering up her playful and bright illustrative charm to every project she works on. Her most recent commission, by D&AD, asked Lottie to re-design one of their new online Masterclasses, we […]

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28th October 2019

Get lost in Lucy Rose’s Animal Atlas for Lonely Planet Kids

In our latest book delivery day, we were incredibly excited to receive a copy of Animal Atlas by Lonely Planet Kids and Anne Rooney, Illustrated by our hugely talented Lucy Rose! Lucy was commissioned by Lonely Planet Kids to illustrate the enchanting and educational children’s book: Animal Atlas, a book that explores the Animation Kingdom […]

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23rd October 2019

When the Whales Walked shortlisted for SLA award

We are very excited to announce that When the Whales Walked has been shortlisted for an SLA information book award! The talented Hannah Bailey was commissioned by Quarto to illustrate the non-fiction children’s book When Whales Walked, written by Dougal Dixon. The first book in the series, followed by When We Became Humans, has been shortlisted for […]

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23rd October 2019

Getting to know our newest Illustrator and Motion Designer: Harry Goldhawk!

We are incredibly excited to introduce our newest Illustrator and Motion Designer: Harry Goldhawk. Based in Cornwall, Harry’s beautiful digital drawings explore nature, the elements and cool cowboys; he loves designing fantastical book covers and animating exciting motion graphics. Alongside Illustration, Harry is also the co-founder of Papio Press, an Art Print and Accessories Company […]

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22nd October 2019

Lucy Rose adds her illustrative charm to new book: Au Coeur de la Foret

In her latest instalment of beautifully drawn books, Lucy Rose has added her illustrative charm to Au Coeur de la Foret, an anthology of short stories all with a ‘tree theme’ written by various young French authors. Lucy was commissioned by Auzou Publishing in France to illustrate the cover for the new fiction children’s book Au […]

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3rd October 2019

Live Illustration Book Launch in Foyles

The wait for the next Book of Dust installment is finally over! Philip Pullman’s newest novel makes the reader question their understanding of the world they live in, whilst delving deep into the next stage of Lyra’s epic adventure. The cover was illustrated – once again – by the endlessly talented Chris Wormell. Chris has […]

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25th September 2019

Andrew Elegantly Illustrates for Packaging

Here are some of the recent packaging projects that Andrew Davidson has masterfully illustrated by using traditional engraving and printmaking methods. His eye for design and skill as an illustrator can be the perfect combination to adorn packaging, and his work showcases how traditional craftsmanship can add opulence to brands and products. Whether highly detailed or stripped back, there […]

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22nd August 2019

A Sneak-Peak at Kate Forrester’s Design Process

Kate Forrester has indulged us in a behind-the-scenes update on her design process for Andrew Baker’s new book, From Bean to Bar: A Chocolate Lover’s Guide to Britain. From Bean to Bar is a celebration of artisan chocolate-making in Great Britain. It specifically focuses on celebrating people that are producing delicious chocolate from ethically sourced […]

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12th August 2019

‘The Runaways’ Book Cover by Lucy Davey

Liam Diane at Scholastic, commissioned Lucy Davey to create an atmospheric, wraparound book cover for The Runaways – a YA novel by bestselling author Holly Webb. The book is set during WWII and features a group of high-spirited, runaway evacuees. Lucy was asked to illustrate the protagonist Molly and her dog silhouetted amongst piles of […]

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2nd August 2019

Mindful Illustrations by Lucy Rose

Using her signature style of soft, textured drawings, Lucy Rose has created a series of beautiful illustrations for Gill Hasson’s book, Mindfulness. She was commissioned by the National Trust for this project and was really excited to work on a project that had such an optimistic subject matter. The initial stages of Lucy’s creative process […]

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