Oliver Jeffers joins Début Art

Début Art are very proud, and excited, to announce our newest signing, Mr
Oliver Jeffers. Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and
installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers work
takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in
multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and his
best selling and much loved children's books have won numerous awards
worldwide.

Award nomination for David Dean!

Exciting news for David Dean, as his beautiful covers and interior drawings for Lauren St John's series of books have been nominated for a British Book Design and Production Award! He features in the Branding/Series Identity category and is noted for his gloriously colourful covers, hand typography and impressive black and white drawings that compliment the text throughout the books. We all have our fingers crossed for him! The winners are announced in October...stay tuned!

David Dean is represented by the Organisation

AOI Images – NEWS

There’s now even more time to enter the UK’s most comprehensive and prestigious Illustration competition, Images 35!

Created or commissioned a piece of illustration you’re proud of? Want other professionals working in illustration and design to know about it? Then enter your best work into the Association of Illustrators’ Images competition.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Lee Wildish’s, Mum and Dad Glue to be read out by Lorraine Kelly on ITV1

The quirky illustrations of Lee Wildish are soon to be seen on screen when the second series of Bookaboo launches in the autumn, broadcast on ITV1 for the first time. The series, which is produced by Happy Films, features thirteen picture books read by celebrities, chosen to appeal to a broad audience. Lee Wildish and Kes Gray’s fantastic story of family separation, Mum and Dad Glue, published by Hodder, has been chosen as one of the thirteen and will be read out by Lorraine Kelly.

Lee Wildish is represented by the Bright Agency

John Harvard Library

This commanding illustration is the result of an ongoing project by the very talented Robert Carter.

Commissioned by the Harvard University Press’s continuing John Harvard Library, they are re-issuing newly designed editions of the series which was first published in the 60's and 70's. It is a collection of important documents in American history as well as the writings of significant figures. So far Robert has completed 15 portraits with about 35 still to do.

Robert Carter is represented by Illustration Ltd

Hello Alexis

Dazzling us this month with her delicate, vintage collaged illustrations is Alexis MacKenzie.

She joins Illustration Ltd with a fresh style which beautifully combines imagery from the past, natural and organic themes with drawings and textures. Alexis's collages are all composed by hand from a wide variety of sources, they have already attracted much attention, including a recent solo show in L.A which was reviewed by the L.A Times. She has a selection of beautiful prints which can be purchased here.

Orthodontics

This gem of an illustration is the brainchild of Kavel Rafferty who was commissioned to do 12 covers for the British Dental Journal.

Kavel’s unique style which has graced the pages of The Times, Time Out and Conde Nast Traveller, was perfect for creating this series of bold, contemporary images, with this one accompanying the August issue.

Kavel Rafferty is represented by Illustration Ltd

Laure Fournier illustrates a storybook Bible

Fabulous French illustrator, Laure Fournier, has recently completed work on several stories for the prestigious publication of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 'Children of God Storybook Bible'. In addition, her work was selected from the many contributors to be used as the cover design . Her gorgeous drawings are always a delight to see, with warm tones and sumptuous colour, perfectly evoking the spirit of these stories.
Laure Fournier is represented by the Organisation

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