60 years of Bond

Eastwing illustrator Damian Gascoigne was asked to collaborate on a very exclusive new book project.

Vintage Classics and Bentley Motors have united to create a luxury special edition of CASINO ROYALE to mark 60 years of Bond, featuring a brand new introduction from racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.

Just 500 copies will be produced, each costing £750. This collector’s item will be on sale from 1st November exclusively from Random House.

From the hand-bound beluga leather casing to distinctive Bentley features such as hand-stitched embroidery and silver foil page edges, this special edition of Casino Royale is produced with only the very finest materials. Its striking red, white and black colouring is a nod to the gambling theme of Fleming’s first novel, where Bond famously takes on his adversary, Le Chiffre, over a game of baccarat. A special feature of this edition is the bespoke set of playing cards, hidden within a secret compartment. Throughout each book are evocative brush illustrations by the Award winning illustrator Damian Gascoigne.

See more at: http://www.ianfleming.com/casino-royale-bentley-edition/#sthash.ZmCVShbr.dpuf

 

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Niroot Puttapipat’s amazing illustrations for Templar’s Pictura Books

Templar have come up with this brilliant idea to create a set of intricate and high end colouring books. The imprint, ‘Pictura’ is a series of  “Art to collect and colour”. Our very own Niroot Puttapipat was one of the fantastic illustrators asked to take part in this exciting project. Niroot created a wonderful world of ‘Faeries’, designed to be enjoyed and coloured in any way the collector desires. Have a look at this great example of how you can colour in Niroot’s wonderful illustrations and just a glimpse of what is possible to do with these Pictura books here.

Niroot Puttapipat is represented by The Artworks

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Daniela Terrazzini’s Beautiful Virago Covers

Daniela was very excited when she was asked to illustrate this series of covers for one of her favourite publishers, Virago. This trilogy by L. M. Montgomery form part of the Virago Modern Classics collection. We are thrilled that Daniela could fulfil one of her dreams to work on a Virago cover and has blown everyone away with these really special illustrations, already gaining praise from the Virago team themselves, “I’m completely enchanted by the covers, which feature beautiful illustrations by talented artist Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.”

Daniela is represented by the Artworks

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Chris Wormell Royal Mail Stamps

The final set of Chris Wormell’s Freshwater Life stamps is out now! This set illustrates the variety of wildlife found in freshwater rivers and joins the previous sets of ponds and lakes. Chris’ lino prints are absolutely stunning and capture the colour and detail of each animal beautifully. Not only was he asked to illustrate the stamps themselves, but he also illustrated the very clever background on the carrier card of waves made up out of the shapes of swimming fish – collect your very own special set to keep now!

Chris Wormell is represented by The Artworks

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Oscar Wilson / Coca Cola Rock Corps T-shirt design

Here’s Oscar Wilson’s brilliant t-shirt design for Coca Cola and Rock Corps South African School programme.
Rock Corps is a volunteer programme that will be going to 24 townships in the Gauteng Province (Johannesburg and Pretoria) South Africa, inspiring teens to do amazing volunteer work in these communities.

Oscar Wilson is represented by Debut Art

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Frances Castle: CD Packaging for Jetsam and Gareth E. Rees ‘A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes’

A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes is another beautifully crafted, limited edition album designed and illustrated by Frances Castle for Clay Pipe Music. Frances' atmospheric images are a perfect foil for Gareth E. Rees' words about the landscape of the Hackney Marshes and it's mix of ancient wetland, overgrown Victorian ruins, wild flower meadows, pylons, railway sidings and reservoirs. Ree's spoken word in collaboration with Jetsam's orchestration, takes us on a journey through this troubled dreamscape.

Frances Castle is represented by Arena

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Claude on the Slopes by Alex T Smith

Alex T Smith's seventh book in the wonderful Claude series, is published by Hodder this month in glorious hardback, just in time for Christmas. Claude on the Slopes is a wintery adventure - Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock discover snow for the first time as well as the perils of using your "outdoor voice" on the snowy slopes!
Congratulations also go to Alex whose fantastic book, Claude in the Spotlight has been nominated for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 AND the Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award. We've got our fingers crossed for both.
Alex T Smith is represented by Arena
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Tomislav Tomić: The Orange Fairy Book for The Folio Society

Tomislav Tomić exquisite illustrations adorn Andrew Lang's The Orange Fairy Book. Tomislav illustrated thirteen full-colour plates, the cover, numerous black and white interiors and the endpapers for the final title in the Rainbow Fairy Book series published this month, by The Folio Society.

With stories from as far afield as India and Iceland, including Hans Christian Anderson's timeless 'The Ugly Duckling', this is a beautifully produced volume, with coloured top-page edges and luxurious Caxton Wove paper.

Tomislav Tomić is represented by Arena

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