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7th December 2018

Daniela Terrazzini illustrates the new novel by Ben Miller, The Night I Met Father Christmas

We asked Daniela Terrazzini for a few words about her recent commission to illustrate the new novel by Ben Miller, The Night I Met Father Christmas.  “I was initially sent the text and asked to illustrate how I imagined some of the characters to look …Ben Miller was after something quite specific, but would only […]

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6th December 2018

When the Whales Walked..

Congratulations to Hannah Bailey!! Her stunning book When the Whales Walked has been nominated by the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) for the Outstanding Science Trade Books 2019 list! This beautifully illustrated guide published by Quarto explores some of the most exciting and incredible events in evolution, through 13 case studies. […]

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29th November 2018

Penguin Random House commissions Laura Barrett to illustrate the cover for the darkly enchanting novel, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Laura Barrett was thrilled to be commissioned by Ebury Publishing (Penguin Random House) to illustrate the cover for the darkly enchanting novel, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale, set in a Victorian toyshop. We asked her a little about the project. “Working with designer and art director Clare Stacey at Head Design, we tried to capture […]

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25th October 2018

Lindsey Spinks illustrates the ancient wonders of the world in the new title, Then & Now

Lindsey Spinks was commissioned to illustrate the ancient wonders of the world in the fascinating new title from Lonely Planet Kids, Then & Now. Looking at 12 of history’s most famous civilizations through their palaces, temples and buildings, the illustrations show what the ancient wonders look like today compared to how they looked thousands of years […]

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18th October 2018

Aurelia Lange is commissioned by Quadrille to create the artwork for Where to Drink Wine by Chris Losh

The Artworks illustrator Aurelia Lange was recently commissioned by Quadrille to create the cover and interior artwork for Where to Drink Wine by Chris Losh. Aurelia really enjoyed working on the project and exploring with colour combinations to create a strong sense of identity. Initially she started with creating colour palettes that she felt reflected the […]

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18th October 2018

Laura Barrett creates an amazing pop-up version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Snow Queen

Wow! We are so impressed by Laura Barrett’s amazing pop-up version of Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Snow Queen. It is a beautiful book which took a huge amount of skill to create so we asked Laura to tell us how the project came about and her approach to the work. “After creating a self-initiated miniature hand clothbound concertina of […]

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11th October 2018

Dawn Cooper creates a stunning cover for Hilary McKay’s novel, The Skylarks War

Dawn Cooper is well known for her book cover illustrations and has created this beautiful and thoughtful design for the new novel by Hilary McKay, The Skylarks War. We asked Dawn a little about the project. “It was a lovely project to work on.  I tried to capture the book’s themes of friendship and war in the image, whilst […]

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2nd October 2018

James Weston Lewis illustrates The Legend of Tutankhamun

James Weston Lewis was recently commissioned to illustrate The Legend of Tutankhamun, a beautiful book about the famous boy Pharaoh. We asked James a few questions about how he approached the brief and brought the sense of history to life through his illustrations. ‘It was wonderful to be able to draw on such a rich history of […]

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27th September 2018

The Artworks welcomes London based illustrator Amy Grimes!

We are thrilled to welcome the very talented Amy Grimes to The Artworks team. Amy’s bright and bold illustrations are inspired by nature and often feature botanical motifs and leafy landscapes. Amy’s work is mainly created digitally, using a variety of hand-painted textures, which are scanned and assembled in Photoshop into digital collages. Amy graduated from Camberwell […]

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27th September 2018

Chris Wormell illustrates the amazing Planetarium in the Welcome to the Museum series

Chris Wormell has teamed up with Professor Raman Prinja to create the amazing Planetarium. A very special book, Chris has spent many months working on the stunning and detailed illustrations that take the reader on a whistle-stop tour of the universe. Lose yourself in the beautifully illustrated pages and find out more about all aspects of space, from the […]

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21st August 2018

Rachael Saunders is one of the illustrators invited to contribute to Usborne’s new title, Map Mazes

Rachael Saunders has now had the pleasure of working on three map maze books with Usborne and what a pleasure it has been! Each book contains a variety of exciting mazes, illustrated by a collaboration of talented artists, which are perfect for keeping little ones occupied and to encourage creativity and learning. Titles in the […]

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14th August 2018

Jesús Sotés has been commissioned by Quadrille to illustrate Written in the Stars by Alison Davies

Quadrille recently commisioned Jesús Sotés to illustrate Written in the Stars by Alison Davies. This beautifully illustrated and designed book will lead you through the heavens as you discover the scientific facts, legends, and myths that surround the 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Uncover the patterns in the stars through the richly illustrated […]

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7th August 2018

Lucy Rose redesigns the cover for The Pig Who Sang to the Moon by Jeffery Masson for Penguin Random House

Lucy Rose was asked by Penguin Random House to redesign a cover for one of their backlist titles, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon by Jeffery Masson. The illustration needed to show the harmony between the animals to emphasise the book’s concept; farm animals feel complex emotions. The idea for the redesign was to give the book a more beautiful/giftable feel as […]

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31st July 2018

Lucy Davey releases her second picture book, Being a Butterfly

We are delighted to share spreads from Lucy Davey’s second picture book, Being a Butterfly. Written by Annabelle Lynch and illustrated by Lucy Davey, Being a Butterfly is the follow up to Being a Bee. The book follows the life cycle of a Holly Blue butterfly and this is the second in a series of four about […]

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17th July 2018

Lucy Davey illustrates a further seven Sophie Kinsella titles

Following the success of the bestselling Sophie Kinsella novel, My Not So Perfect Life 2017, Lucy was commissioned to illustrate the main characters for her seven standalone novels. Surprise Me is out now and recently topped the UK book charts. Published by Penguin Random House.

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10th July 2018

Ocean Emporium, by Susie Brooks and illustrated by Dawn Cooper is out now

    We are thrilled that Dawn Cooper was commissioned by Egmont to illustrate Ocean Emporium by Susie Brooks. Following on from the success of Insect Emporium (Egmont, 2016) Dawn and Susie have teamed up again to create this beautiful guide to the greater part of our planet and some of Earth’s most incredible animals that live […]

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10th July 2018

Lucy Rose creates a stunning illustration for the cover for Stacey Halls new novel, The Familiars

  Lucy Rose was commissioned by Bonnier Zaffre Publishing to illustrate the cover for Stacey Halls much anticipated new book, The Familiars. Set in the early 1600s in Lancaster during the infamous Pendle witch trials, the novel focuses on the friendship of two women who are both fighting for their lives in the face of prejudice. The […]

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25th June 2018

Debbie Powell illustrates new title, Happy by Design by Victoria Harrison

Debbie Powell was commissioned by Juliette Norsworthy at Octopus Books to illustrate a new title by Victoria Harrison, Happy by Design.  Happy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design our living spaces. Debbie is a design enthusiast and this was a dream project for her […]

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18th June 2018

Lucy Cartwright and Jesús Sotés jointly illustrate a new book about mediation ‘Healing Body Meditations’

Lucy and Jesús were both commissioned by Roger Walton Studio to create a series of illustrations for the book ‘Healing Body Meditations’ published by Eddison Books. Each illustration is a separate mandala (a pictorial image that you meditate on) and focuses on the meditator’s relationship with their body to help ease symptoms including pain, fatigue and anxiety. Lucy approached the brief by […]

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10th May 2018

Rachael Saunders’ wonderful new Illustrated book ‘Go Wild on the River’ is out now!

Rachael Saunders wonderful new book ‘Go Wild on the River’ published by the lovely team at Nosy Crow is out now. ‘Go Wild on the River’ is the second in the series of adventure handbooks for young explorers. This ultimate guide to rivers will teach you all you need to know, from skimming stones and […]

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