10.30am
17 October 2017

Jesmyn Ward

Deanna Halsall depicts a portrait of American novelist and associate professor of Enlgish at Tulane University for The New Yorker. Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and a 2012 Alex Award with her second novel Salvage the Bones, a story about familial love and community covering the 10 days preceding Hurricane Katrina, the day of the cyclone, and the day after. This all feels quite fitting after the stirring skies caused by hurrican Ophelia!

10.30am
12 October 2017

Bridges Through Time

It's great to see Jeremy Sancha working in strong structures and utilising the power of monochrome in his woodcuts. Illustrating one bridge that crosses over the canal a little way up the railway line that is next to CIA offices. The time difference in structure spans 35 years, the old bridge depicts classical pillars which has now been replaced by a modern design. A beautiful bit of local history there, thank you Jeremy. 

 

 

10.30am
11 October 2017

Kiss and Tell

Stephen Collins paints a wild picture of life at sea. All of the outrageous shennanigans aboard the yacht are shared by staff in this kiss and tell article for Boat International Magazine. Looks like a lot of fun!

10.30am
10 October 2017

Folky Folk

Martin Haake has put his folk magic to good use in the latest issue of Inside Housing. His charming characters are suited and booted stepping up to the challenge of capturing our attention! A good read to on salary expectations from 2017 while you're at it...

10.30am
6 October 2017

Detective Story

We are sharing cover number two from a commission for Penguin with Harry Tennant. He designed alluring new illustrations for four of Imre Kertész’s novels. Now part of the vintage classics collection, we give you 'Detective Story'.

10.30am
5 October 2017

Lamp

MH Jeeves has had a busy year, seasoning cook books with humourous line drawings and peppering our shelves with illustration. Today we're sharing a personal work with you - we're imagining a cosy cottage in lamplight with a good book and a glass of wine. 

10.30am
3 October 2017

Adopt a Bench

The wonderous work of Richard Wilkinson featured in Stylist, France for an article about the ‘Adopt-A-Bench scheme in Central Park. The scheme will install a personalised plaque on a bench for its donors. Each plaque tells a story, some are quite straight-forward, some more mysterious….

10.30am
2 October 2017

King Cnut

Jonny Wan had created an illustration of King Cnut for Penguin as part of their "monarchs" series. "Cnut, or Canute, is one of the great 'what ifs' of English history. The Dane who became King of England after a long period of Viking attacks and settlement, his reign could have permanently shifted eleventh-century England's rule to Scandinavia. Stretching his authority across the North Sea to become king of Denmark and Norway, and with close links to Ireland and an overlordship of Scotland, this formidable figure created a Viking Empire at least as plausible as the Anglo-Norman Empire that would emerge in 1066."

10.30am
27 September 2017

Humans?

David De Las Heras has depicted a curious portrait for La Maleta magazine accompanying an discussion 'What Makes Us Human?' Eight academic disciples of different genreations convened at The European School of Humanities to discuss. They cited that the evolutionary success of humans is surely "a mixture of innovative features, intellectual capacity, curiousity, flexibility, adaption and socialisation, that requires an approach from different points of view." A very wise start to the day indeed! 

10.30am
20 September 2017

Botanical Books

The new cover for 'Tyler Johnson Was Here' by Jay Coles is feeling punhcy and crisp with crimson petals. Charlotte Day has been working hard again with her gouache botanical artistry creating a perefectly balanced book!