10.30am
20 October 2017

Festive Adventures

The beautiful painterly work of traditional artist Carol Lawson has been commissioned for a re-license by Little Brown Book Group of the classic tales by E.Nesbitt. Her full covers can been spotted as a trilogy in her portfolio but we are sharing with you an untouched snowy scene filled with joy!

10.30am
19 October 2017

Fashun!

Fix up look sharp! Paul Oakley's sleek and well tailored figure is cutting edge with it's sharp graphic vectors. This piece was commissioned for a fashion book cover, unfortunately it didn't quite make the cut for print despite it's serious style. What can we say - that's fashion!

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
13 October 2017

Someone Like Me

It's Friday, it's the end of a busy week and we have a beautiful spread to share and revisit from Margaux Carpentier. Part of the extraordinary work for children's book 'Somone Like Me' published by Concern worldwide. It explores the different culutres and backgrounds of children from all over the world and shares Margaux's visual narrative in bright and shapely forms. 

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 The time difference in structure spans 35 years, the old bridge depicts classical pillars which has now been replaced by a modern design.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
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
25 September 2017

Penguin, Vintage

Penguin recently commissioned Harry Tennant to create contemporary and rather stirring new illustrations for four of Imre Kertész’s novels - Fateless, Detective Story, Liquidation, Kaddish for an Unborn Child as Vintage Classics. We are sharing one of these bold covers on the blog - look out for the full set in the portfolio, coming soon!