Zdenko Basic receives an IBBY

‘This summer, the Extremely talented Zdenko Basic came to London to receive his honourable diploma from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) for his illustration. This congress is held every year and every country have their own IBBY section;  Zdenko is the Croatian illustrator nominee. Each nominee receives a diploma and becomes a member of the IBBY Honour List. This list is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. The 2012 list comprises 169 titles from 58 countries, in 4 languages.
Please see the link below for more info on the IBBY:

http://www.ibbycongress2012.org/

We would like to congratulate Zdenko on his wonderful achievement and are very proud to represent his artwork.  Zdenko Basic is represented by Bright

Niels Shoe Meulman vs Yasiin Bey

Calligraphist Niels Shoe Meulman has collaborated with Ogilvy Paris & Steam Films to create the latest set of films in its Louis Vuitton Journeys campaign. The film sees Niels Shoe Meulman pay tribute to the great Muhammad Ali alongside hip-hop artist Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), with Yasiin Bey reciting some of Muhammad Ali's immortal words, accompanied by Niels Shoe Meulmanpainting directly onto the canvas of the ring with huge brushstrokes.

For more of Niels Shoe Meulman live work please check the films here or contact us if you'd like to discuss other ideas.

Check the Louis Vuitton Journeys website for more on this beautiful project and images of Ali or visit Louis Vuitton on Youtube. To see more of Director Stuart A. McIntyre's work click here. (Stuart A. McIntyre is represented exclusively by Steam Films).

Niels Shoe Meulman is represented by Debut Art

Hesiod

Mixing pattern and texture with form and perspective,Daniel Mackie creates this energetic book cover. Commissioned by Canadian publisher Talon books, Daniel uses his brushes to noticeable effect, illustrating a challenging title; an adaptation of Hesiod’s "two great works, Theogony and Works and Days, taking into account the poet’s essential meditative insights that paved the way for the subsequent achievements of Greek philosophy".

Daniel Mackie is represented by Illustration

Mary Portas Shop!

Philip Bannister's portfolio of work for the Mary Portas Shop! column was put on display last month. For the whole of July, 60 of the illustrations originally created for The Telegraph were exhibited at The Regal; Philip's local independent cinema. Mary said of the work ''Philip Bannister is a talent who brings to life my columns each week, but more than that his pictures will become an important visual record of the social history of our high streets. So Philip, if there's any leftover don't worry I'll be buying them!''

Philip Bannister is represented by Illustration Ltd

UN Stamp

Launched in June, this wonderful stamp has been created by Gail Armstrong for the United Nations.  The job was to create a paper sculpture based on the theme of 'land' to mark the UN conference in Rio, Brazil for the International Summit on Sustainable Development. It has been high-profile and also hugely successful leading Gail to put together a movie showing how the piece was made, giving an amazing insight to her creative world! Watch it here.

Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration Ltd

The Wind in the Willows – NEW edition

Lots of excitement and buzz are surrounding the newly to be published edition of the classic  “Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Graham

The book is lavishly illustrated by the wonderfully talented David Roberts and published by Oxford University Press

A thoroughly modern makeover of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad - Wind in the Willows has already been tipped by the Bookseller Publication as a book to watch for, and predicted to be one of the hottest Christmas Gift Books for this year!

This timeless story opens with Mole leaving his spring-cleaning and going above ground to explore the world beyond his burrow, making friends with Ratty, the two become inseparable and together they spend long summer days enjoying the delight of the river and its banks. More wonderful characters join Mole and Ratty, the incredibly fabulous character of Toad recklessly driving fast cars, and the dapper and distinguished character of Mr. Badger.
David Roberts a truly individual illustrator, famous for many illustrated books, and for his much loved characters in the Dirty Bertie series. Here in this book he works his wonder on these classic characters, and gives them all their own sartorial elegance.
A richly illustrated book,  that deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelf.

David Roberts has become hugely successful and sought after having illustrated many picture books for Julia Donaldson – Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, Jack and the Flum Flum Tree, and he  has  also had the privilege to work on many other books by a selection of top authors :  The Dunderheads, Iggy Peck The Architect, and Dear Tabby to name a few. David is also famous for producing the wonderful character Dirty Bertie, which has  now become a successful and growing  fiction list of twenty –odd books in the series, and more in the pipeline.   With a busy schedule,  he  has lots of exciting picture books projects  ahead of him, and has become a much admired illustrator, who has carved his own fashionable niche in the market !
Once David had finished working on the book and all the illustrations for Wind in the Willows were completed,  David mentioned feeling rather bereft at having  to say goodbye to drawing his dear friends Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger....

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by David Roberts
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-273234-7

David Roberts is proudly represented by Artist Partners

David Hitch: Colgate Wallchart

David Hitch designed these charming characters for Colgate's Clean Floss Code Family Wall Chart. He had to create a tooth character that was colourful and engaging to encourage people to "love their mouth because it's good for their health". The wall chart will be available to download from Colgate's Facebook page.

David Hitch is represented by Arena

Simon Bartram: Bob, Man On The Moon 10th Birthday Celebrations

Simon Bartram's Bob, Man on the Moon was first published in 1992 and the Bob books have become a picture book phenomenon reaching sales of 250,000 and winning Simon The Blue Peter Book Award.
To celebrate Bob's 10th Birthday, Templar have launched Simon's new picture book, Bob and the Moontree Mystery.
"Bob is truly stumped by the arrival of a mysterious Moontree growing out of crater 483. Moontree questions ping around his head - where did it come from? How did it get here? And why does Bob feel like it's his job to protect the tree and it's golden podberries?"
Watch out for forthcoming events and competitions. Simon Bartram is represented by Arena
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