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6th April 2021

Kate Forrester’s cover for ‘The End of the World…’ is shortlisted at the 69th Australian Book Design Awards!

Congratulations are in order as Kate Forrester’s fantastic cover for ‘The End of the World is Bigger than Love’ by Davina Bell, has been shortlisted in the Best Designed YA Cover category at the 69th Australian Book Design Awards. The cover is an instant Kate Forrester classic uses symmetry to great effect, with Kate’s hand-lettering perfectly balanced […]

Kate Forrester’s cover for ‘The End of the World…’ is shortlisted at the 69th Australian Book Design Awards! Read article

2nd April 2021

Amy Grimes’s illustrations continue to inspire travel ideas in the artistically inclined in “Artistic Places”!

Amy Grimes’s collaboration with White Lion Publishing continues with “Artistic Places”, the fourth book in the Inspired Travellers Guides series. Featuring 25 locations around the world, each one focusing on a different artist and looking at the way the location inspired their art. Amy’s artwork manages to capture something about the artist in each illustration, while also […]

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26th March 2021

Kate Forrester’s favourite illustration sees publication this week; Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame.

We’ve asked our artists to send in some of their all-time favourite illustrations and projects they’ve worked on, and we are kicking off with Kate Forrester, whose favourite image is a book cover out next week in hardback. Perfect timing! Kate illustrated the cover for ‘Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame’, a YA novel set […]

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23rd March 2021

Dalia Adillon illustrates Venice for ‘Acqua Alta’, a new children’s book about climate change!

Dalia Adillon has illustrated ‘Acqua Alta’, a new book published by Jollibre, Santillana Editorial, about the effects of climate change on the city of Venice. Dalia illustrated the cover as well 10 interior images, telling the story of thirteen year old Lauretta and her plan to save Venice with the help and wisdom of her grandfather, […]

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3rd March 2021

Sarah McMenemy adds another Jack Russell to her ongoing series for Little John Publishers.

Sarah McMenemy has added a new cover to her ongoing collaboration with Little John Publishers, for a series of humours murder mysteries by Hannah Dennison based at Honeychurch Hall, a large Manor House in the English countryside. Capturing a light-hearted humour in the novels while still retaining a mysterious quality, each cover features the inquisitive […]

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9th February 2021

Spot the difference! Lindsey Spinks has illustrated “Cities, Then and Now” for Lonely Planet Kids.

We are so excited to see the release of “Cities, Then and Now”, a lift-the-flap book fully illustrated by Lindsey Spinks. A sequel to “Ancient Wonders”, the project was commissioned by Lonely Planet Kids and gives a unique insight into how great cities looked in the past compared to the present . Working alongside art […]

Spot the difference! Lindsey Spinks has illustrated “Cities, Then and Now” for Lonely Planet Kids. Read article

3rd February 2021

Rob Ball illustrates a cohort of creatures for the cover of “Questland”.

Rob Ball has illustrated the cover for “Questland”, the new novel by Carrie Vaughan and published by HMH Books. The story takes place on an island governed by the rules of fantasy literature, and features on the cover a cohort of creatures expertly illustrated by Rob. The question that the brief posed was how “niche” […]

Rob Ball illustrates a cohort of creatures for the cover of “Questland”. Read article

26th January 2021

Rachael Saunders invites you to step inside her illustrated Ancient Rome.

This month sees the publication of “Step Inside Long Ago Ancient Rome’, fully illustrated by Rachael Saunders and published by Usborne books. The next instalment in the Step Inside series (the previous was Egypt) “…Ancient Rome” is packed full of laser-cut pages, perfect for peering back in time and into the lives of the romans. Rachael’s […]

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15th January 2021

Jesús Sotés imbues mystery with the personal in his illustrations for Bibliomysteries.

The signed limited edition of Bibliomysteries, published by Suntup Editions is a collection of short mystery fiction, all linked by a central element, the biblio in the mystery or, the book — “each story is set against a backdrop of libraries, bookstores, rare manuscripts, priceless volumes, or eccentric book collectors.” And who better to illustrate […]

Jesús Sotés imbues mystery with the personal in his illustrations for Bibliomysteries. Read article

16th December 2020

Amy Grimes’s “Hidden Places” is the perfect gift for the stir crazy traveller!

This year saw the release of “Hidden Places”, an essential guide for the curious traveller, fully illustrated by Amy Grimes with transportive words by Sarah Baxter. The book has been chosen by Buzzfeed as one of their essential purchases this Christmas for the stir-crazy traveller you might know. Featuring 25 hidden gems from around the […]

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29th October 2020

Daniel Long, Dawn Cooper, Jesús Sotés and Katie Ponder illustrate nearly everything, in Bill Bryson’s “Really Short History of Nearly Everything”.

Once in a while, a project might fall into The Artworks hands that might be a perfect fit for not one, but two of our artists. Rarer still is the illusive brief that requires the talents of three of our illustrators, all working together on a single vision. But a project that is a perfect […]

Daniel Long, Dawn Cooper, Jesús Sotés and Katie Ponder illustrate nearly everything, in Bill Bryson’s “Really Short History of Nearly Everything”. Read article

23rd October 2020

Harry Goldhawk makes magic for the cover of The Crow Folk!

Harry Goldhawk was asked to illustrate the cover for Mark Stay’s new novel The Crow Folk, creating a cover that conveys the magic present within the story, through colour choices as opposed to drawing any magical elements. Commissioned by Simon & Schuster and art directed by Matthew Johnson, Harry went through a few rounds off roughs before […]

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16th October 2020

Daniela Terrazzini illustrates Where Snow Angels Go; Maggie O’Farrell’s first children’s book!

Daniela Terrazzini has illustrated acclaimed novelist Maggie O’Farrell’s first children’s book, Where Snow Angels Go; an incredible collaboration between two exceptional artists. Daniela’s dreamy illustrations are perfectly partnered with the modern fairytale’s exploration of the fragility of life and the places we find strength. Approached by Walker Books, Daniela approached the subject of “guardian angels” with some […]

Daniela Terrazzini illustrates Where Snow Angels Go; Maggie O’Farrell’s first children’s book! Read article

7th October 2020

“Wild City”, fully illustrated by Lucy Rose is out now!

Lucy Rose has fully illustrated Wild City, which is out now via Macmillan Kids! An exploration of cities around the world and the creatures we share them with, Wild City is written by award winning natural history author Ben Hoare. The book delves into the unexpected kinds of flora and fauna we find in urban spaces across […]

“Wild City”, fully illustrated by Lucy Rose is out now! Read article

25th September 2020

Meet the Artists – Chris Wormell

Chris Wormell’s illustrations are full of engrossing scenes, accentuated by dramatic use light and shadow that are both immersive and atmospheric. Throughout his career, whether using linocut, wood engravings or digital tools, Chris has illustrated countless memorable campaigns, book covers and editorial pieces that share his exquisite eye for detail, bold use of shadow and […]

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16th September 2020

Mary Woodin has created a standout cover for “The Homesteader’s guide to growing herbs”.

Mary Woodin has been commissioned to illustrate the cover and internal spots for a book on how to grow and use herbs; The Homesteader’s guide to growing herbs. Wanting to create a cover that would stand out from the crowd of existing herb books on the market, Mary created detailed colour roughs that could be judged […]

Mary Woodin has created a standout cover for “The Homesteader’s guide to growing herbs”. Read article

8th September 2020

Lucy Rose illustrates the cover for The Foundling for Bonnier Zaffre.

Lucy Rose has illustrated the cover for The Foundling, the second novel by Stacey Hall, published by Bonnier Zaffre Publishing. The cover perfectly encapsulates the heart-breaking story of a woman who has to leave her baby at the Foundling Hospital, promising herself that she will come back and reclaim her daughter as soon as possible. Lucy […]

Lucy Rose illustrates the cover for The Foundling for Bonnier Zaffre. Read article

14th August 2020

Meet the Artists – Andrew Davidson

Over the last forty years Andrew Davidson has successfully created an enviable body of work that displays his mastery of different mediums; wood engraving, woodcut printing, gouache painting, each one underscored by an attention given to draughtsmanship, and confident graphic compositions. Andrew’s images take into account what might be added to them later and seamlessly […]

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14th August 2020

Meet The Artists – Dawn Cooper

Dawn Cooper’s illustrations are teeming with references to the natural world, her work capturing and celebrating the small differences to be found in her chosen subjects; whether that’s ocean inhabitants, species of butterfly or the variations in shape and type of leaves. This consideration given to the smaller details is found throughout Dawn’s work, conveying […]

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10th August 2020

Nic Jones paints both poles for Quarto in “North Pole / South Pole”

Nic Jones’s first book for Quarto Publishing, North Pole/South Pole (written by Michael Bright), is available to pre-order now! A literal “flip book” the reader begins at the North Pole, learning about the climate and geography of the arctic and then flips the book over to arrive at the South Pole, where you can discover the tabular […]

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