10.30am
24 May 2017

Painted Queen

Harriet Taylor Seed produced this very charming cover of The Painted Queen for Little Brown Book Group Publishing. Harriet's unique hand crafted appeal feels fitting for this endearing story of travelling, adventure and mystery. 

 

 

10.30am
23 May 2017

John LeCarre

With grpahic cinematic flare his style sits firmly in poster art. With bold shading and dynamic imagery Matt Taylor knows how to interpret any narrative, film or title. This piece is from a recent project with Penguin Random House. Matt produced a series of cover artworks for a selection of titles and the upcoming memoir by John leCarre.

 

Art Direction: Paul Buckley, Richard Bravery, Samantha Johnson

 

10.30am
12 May 2017

Travelling Light

Jeff Fisher is famous for his unique painterly marks that create atsmosphere and texture. With such a timeless aesthetic it's no wonder he is so prolific in the publishing world. His latest cover is for campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday, who has spent his life travelling. En route he has unearthed a multitude of stories - stories of people ploughing their own furrows, of travellers' tales, stories from the 'front line' of his publishing, ruminations and reflections about places, people and ideas. In this deeply charming, erudite and spirited book, he shares his experiences and explores the value of travel. Published with Little, Brown

10.30am
11 May 2017

Bonnie Be Bad!

David De Les Heras has wowed us all in his first commission with CIA For an article in Scotland in Trust. David was asked to subtly depict the Bonnie Prince Charlie and his darker side – domestic abuse, financial problems, infidelity and political shenanigans. With a clever colour palette and an arrogant expression, we think he's done an extremly good job.

10.30am
8 May 2017

Rich List

Behold Rose Blake's cover illustration for a 16 page supplement inside The Sunday Times Magazine last weekend. The cover portrays an 'alternative rich list' compiled of 40 people (actually 42 as there are two couples) who are driven by something different- so rich from life and what they do for a living as opposed to just rich from money. What an outstanding array of interesting people - nice work Rose!

10.30am
5 May 2017

Swiss Lifestyle

Whooli Chen has once again wowed us with her delicacy and ethereal charm. Swiss magazine Schweizer Famile commissioned a beautiful scene on travelling, featuring a traditional rolling swiss landscape and sweet wheels. It would be hard not to resist booking tickets for this trip. 

10.30am
5 May 2017

Green Goods

The wonderfully raw paint marks of illustrator Aitch sets the tone for the cover of the Green Kitchen cookbook. This latest publication by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl is said to already have a cult following for it's exciting vegetarian recipes. Unfortunately as it sometimes goes in the competative artistic world, the final publish favoured a photography route. Nonetheless, we think this wrap cover deserves to be laid out and shared for you all to sample. 

10.30am
21 April 2017

A Year in the Garden

She's got strength of line and a bold cut and is probably just as good with the garden tools as her printmaking tools. For Dan Pearson's book Natural Selection linocutter Clare Melinksy has charmed us all with her fresh botanical prints. Cast your eyes over this crisp cover and some of the tactile details found inside and make sure read this wonderful interveiw with Clare with Dig Delve. 

10.30am
14 April 2017

A Skinful of Shadows

We promised some big reveals from folk illustrator Aitch who has been up to her eyeballs busy with exciting projects. Here is her very alluring, inky cover for Frances Hardinge's new book 'A Skinful of Shadows' with Pan Macmillan.

10.30am
13 April 2017

Dragon's Green

Dan Mumford has worked within the pop culture and music scene creating everything from album covers, branding and screenprint's to new interpretations of classic film posters and albums. Now for his debut in the publishing world he has blasted into the scene with magical, illuminating artwork for the much talked about Worldquake series by Sacrlett Thomas. Dan's first book jacket in the series is Dragon's Green, but there's more to come from this new series which is said to be "the most exciting debut in children's fiction since Harry Potter'. 

 

See full wrap illustration here.