What an extraordinary day it was yesterday, March 17th 2016, the date of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize - now in its twelfth year and selecting the very, very best in new and emerging talent for children’s writing and illustration. Uniquely, it’s a prize argued over and voted for by the most books-passionate of people; Waterstones’ own experienced booksellers.
Alex Trochut’s 2016 is already shaping up to be an extraordinary year, with a whirlwind of nominations and prizes announced in the first few months alone: in January he won 2 Awards of Excellence from Communication Awards Typography Annual for his artwork for Alagoas’ new album and his self-initiated ‘GO’ typography project.
We all like a good laugh and what can be better to get your child hooked on reading than sharing a funny book with them? Former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen, has announced the shortlist for the first ever Laugh out Loud Book Awards (The Lollies).
We are very excited to announce that Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, co-creators of veggie-hero, Supertato have been shortlisted for the best laugh out loud picture book award this year, for the brilliant I need a wee!
Paul Garland likes to use metaphor and word play to create simple bold imagery, the simpler the concept the more effective the solution.
Benji Davies’ Grandad’s Island (Simon & Schuster) has done the double at this years Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards winning both the best picture book prize and being crowned overall children’s book of the year, beating off competition from three other category winners.
James Taylor, Infomen and Yehrin Tong all contributed to THE RIVERSIDE MAGAZINE’s recent success, when it scooped up not one but three design awards: The German Design Award, the Iconic awards, and the Red Dot Design award.
It’s official – Supertato: Hap-pea ever after has been named one of The Big 11 for 2016 and is an official World Book Day 2016 choice!
The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists, with 150 works and growing. The Original Collection was the life-long project of Ruth Borchard, who built up a collection of 100 self-portraits by the most distinguished twentieth-century artists in Britain. The Prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists alike to compete for a £10,000 prize, and the chance for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection. Emily Tull's portrait, which has been shortlisted, is from a series of hand-embroidered works of art.Here's what she says about the work:
"In this series beauty and fragility are enhanced. Hand stitching takes the place of drawing, abstracting the subject, breaking down the features to a more vulnerable state. The thread 'melting' into the fabric representing delicate 'skin'."You can see her portrait "Fragility #2" exhibit along with other entries for the prize at Piano Nobile Kings Place,London until the October 9th