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19th November 2021
Rob Ball has lent his flair for sci-fi illustration to Lonely Planet Kids new book Future Worlds; a pop-up book for kids describing what may lay ahead in the future. Working with writer Anna Claybourne and expert pop-up book designer Andy Mansfield, Future Worlds is an incredible showcase of Rob’s futuristic designs and vision of a brightly coloured, […]
17th November 2021
Lucy Rose has been commissioned by Hardie Grant Publishing to illustrate the cover and internal pages for Alice & Maddie Baileys’ book “The Hidden Histories of Houseplants”, a book that explores the social history, art, politics, fashion and culture behind our favourite houseplants. Starting off with the cover, Lucy was given a list of plants that […]
5th November 2021
We are so happy to share Laura Barrett‘s latest book cover for the reissue of The Amazing Mr Blunden written by Antonia Barber for Little Brown. The new edition coincides with the release of a Sky Tv adaptation, directed by Mark Gatiss. Working with designer Charlotte Schooner at Little Brown, Laura wanted to capture the gothic feel […]
21st October 2021
Katie Ponder draws inspiration from the regency era for her book cover illustrations for Gillian Hawser.
Katie Ponder has illustrated the covers for two books by author Gillian Hawser, set during the iconically beautiful regency era which Katie has perfectly captured in her designs. Looking at textiles, architecture and wall paper designs of the era, Katie immersed herself in the intricate details of the era as well as drawing inspiration from […]
8th October 2021
Take a look at Lyra’s Oxford, illustrated by Chris Wormell in his latest collaboration with Phillip Pullman.
Next week sees the publication of Phillip Pullaman’s short story “Lyra’s Oxford” in a beautiful gift edition, fully illustrated by none other than Chris Wormell. Hot on the heels of his commissions to illustrate the Book of Dust trilogy and the luxury edition of Northern Lights, Chris has sent much of the year fully immersed […]
10th September 2021
Jesús Sotés has illustrated a retelling of the story of Odysseus, returning home to Ithaca, through a series of illustrated mazes, games and riddles. The story, as recounted by Homer in the The Odyssey is full of adventures and surprising events that lend themselves perfectly to this engaging method of storytelling and Jesús’s images perfectly […]
27th August 2021
Amy Grimes has been commissioned by Pavilion to create a series of illustrations inspired by famous trees across the U.K., brought together in the beautiful book The Great British Tree Biography. Amy’s contributions also include spot illustrations of leaves and branches, chapter headers and an absolutely stunning cover. Keeping the tree itself as the focus of […]
25th August 2021
Daniel Long has illustrated a set of interesting insects for snap cards by Usborne. Working from a basic outline provided by the client, Daniel weaved some of his illustrative knowledge of the natural world into each of the cards, tweaking the compositions and poses of the insects to create a dynamic set; “The main challenge […]
19th August 2021
For all the craft inclined tarot readers out there, Katie Ponder’s Yarn Tarot is the perfect deck for you!
Katie Ponder has been busy creating a deck of tarot cards with a twist; crochet, knitting and hand looms are used as symbols throughout the deck! Yarn Tarot is a new tarot deck based on the traditional Rider-Waite deck, fully illustrated by Katie and produced by Sixth & Spring books. Having always loved tarot cards, […]
6th July 2021
Lucy Davey has illustrated the perfect walking holiday essential, handy pocket guides for 4 locations across Scotland, published by Pocket Mountains Ltd. With a look inspired by vintage travel posters, Lucy has captured specific landmarks relevant to the four locations (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sterling and Falkirk), as well as creating around 30 inside illustrations for each […]
2nd July 2021
The Artworks Interviews; Speaking to the illustrators behind Bill Bryson’s “A Really Short History of Nearly Everything”.
The final video in our book focussed series of interviews is with not one, but four of our incredible illustrators; Dawn Cooper, Daniel Long, Katie Ponder and Jesús Sotés, who all contributed to the incredible “A Really Short History of Nearly Everything” written by none other than Bill Bryson. A very special project that sees […]
22nd June 2021
The Artworks Interviews; Watch Hannah Bailey discuss the making of “Explore! America’s National Parks”
We’re continuing our look at some of the amazing book projects our artists have recently worked on and in our video series The Artworks Interviews, we’ll be hearing about these projects from the voices of the illustrators, the people behind the pencils. This week we spoke to Hannah Bailey, illustrator of Explore! America’s National Parks, […]
17th June 2021
Katie Ponder has collaborated with the brilliant art team at DK again, to work on another illustrated book of myths. Norse Myths is the latest book of epic stories, answering every question a young curious mind might have on the various Gods and Goddesses of the Vikings. Following the same format as the previous instalment Greek Myths, […]
28th May 2021
Dalia Adillon has put the finishing touches on “Cities of the World”, a childrens’ book that features 30 illustrated cities across the world, focusing on the distinctive cultures, customs and ways of living found in each. Commissioned by Korean publisher Yewon Media, Dalia’s vibrant illustrations act as mini-maps, with each city shining in its own […]
14th May 2021
Kate Forrester was approached by Disney to design the cover artwork for their latest worldwide release as part of “The Ultimate Princess” campaign. The project brought together authors and illustrators from around the world to create 14 new inspiring stories about the iconic Disney princesses. Wanting the cover to be typographic, with a central dominant […]
11th May 2021
Harry Goldhawk’s illustrations are bound to inspire a “Cycling Revolution”, published by Michael O’Mara!
We are amazed by the work of Harry Goldhawk in “The Cycling Revolution”; a celebration of cycling and its origins published by Michael O’Mara. The book features 60 lessons about cycling, each one beautifully illustrated by Harry. Written by Patrick Field. the book covers everything from maintenance to etiquette and technique. Harry’s beautifully atmospheric illustrations […]
16th April 2021
We are excited to share Holly Maguire’s collaboration with Workman Publishing; Book Nerd, which was released this week. A celebration of all things bookish and biblio, Book Nerd is full of Holly’s incredible illustrations and musings on one of her favourite subjects; books! Guided by the team at Workman, Holly worked with editors Kylie and Sarah and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]