Garry Walton – Channel Shore

Garry Walton was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of  ‘Channel Shore’ by Tom Fort. Garry worked with the design team at Simon and Schuster to create the cover art for Tom’s previous title ‘The A303 - Highway To The Sun’ and was thrilled to be asked to illustrate this next book in the series.

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‘Channel Shore’ takes the reader on a fascinating, discursive journey from east to west, to find out what the English Channel means to us and what is so special about the English seaside. We love Garry’s cover illustration - it conjours up memories of lazy summer days at the beach!

Garry Walton is represented by Meiklejohn

Nila Aye’s fabulous cover artwork for True Face

 Nila Aye illustrated this striking cover for ‘True Face’, which was published earlier this month.

Nila created this bold artwork for this fabulous book by Siobhan Curham, which shows young women how to resist the pressure from the 'perfection police' and take off the masks you wear to proudly reveal your true self to the world.

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 Nila Aye is represented by New Division

Sam Hadley – Cover Designers Awards ceremony

At the recent Cover Designers Awards ceremony - organised by The Academy of British Cover Design.

Artist Partners are proud to say that  Sam Hadley's  brilliant  book cover  image "Spiders" commissioned  for  book  two of the series  by the author  Tom Hoyle won the  Young Adult winners position.  The cover was designed by Rachel Vale from Macmillan Publishing  !

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 A  great creative  team  working together to  produce quality cover illustrations  for a unique looking  series of books.

For more information please go to the Artist Partners website .

 

Sam Hadley is represented by Artist Partners

Larry Rostant for Macmillan

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James Annal  art director at Macmillan Publishers commissioned Larry Rostant to produce these wonderful cinematic and striking covers for the top British Sci-fi writer  Peter F. Hamilton's  new  title and hefty backlist.

These beautiful stylish covers,  are very much of the film poster  and video game genre ...

Larry Rostant is well known for producing stunning photographic covers in the science fiction and fantasy areas of publishing  and so this was the ideal commission and a great tribute to his work - James Annal who produced the design  has included unique and stunning spines, which are made of  stripes of colours which should help make the books stand out from others on the shelves!

For more of Larry's work please go to the Artist Partners  website : www.artistpartners.com/portfolios/larry_rostant/bookcovers/index.html

Yehrin Tong ‘The Book of Strange New Things’ Cover

Yehrin Tong illustrated the cover for Michel Faber's latest novel 'The Book of Strange New Things'. Commissioned by Canongate's Art Director Rafi Romaya, Yehrin's work has a quality, beauty and sensitivity that married perfectly with the cover Rafi wanted to create.

Rafi explains that "for award-winning writer Michel Faber’s first novel in over twelve years we wanted to create a jacket that was something rather special. However, the brief itself was pretty open in terms of how we could achieve this and create an iconic jacket that reflects the emotion of the novel in an original and fresh way."

"It’s a book about relationships and environments...the cover was conceived as a droplet that could also represent a human tear of both joy or sadness. I really liked simplicity and symbolism the teardrop shape gave. I wanted the teardrops to dance like a musical script and the jacket to give you a sense of wonder, a sense of possibilities – like shining a magnifying glass on a universe made up of the same stardust that created all of us. It was also a great central motif that’s a very pure icon for such big ideas."

"First visuals toyed with the idea of raindrops/teardrops, shattered lettering, metal covers even to create a very tactile object. The concept developed with the teardrop as the central icon. Texture was created through the illustration and the use of a foil to create a 'stardust' effect on the jacket."

"There's a theme of repetition and rhythm to my work" describes Yehrin, "much like a musical riff with subtle nuances, that lends itself well to the sense of undulating fluidity, warmth and emotion that we were looking for."

On finally receiving her copy of the book Yehrin said: "The final effect is mesmerising. It looks beautiful as the light changes and plays with the foil giving it a feeling of movement. The texture of the foil has a very tactile braille-like quality to it. It looks timeless, other-worldly and I'm delighted with the result."

The cover art has been really well received so far with by far the best review from the author, Michel Faber himself, who comments: “...you produced a thing of great beauty. The design is elegant, it repays a long gaze (beguilingly detailed without being fussy -- a sort of intricate minimalism), it's very relevant to the book's themes, and it's irresistibly tactile.”

'The Book of Strange New Things' is now published and available to buy from Canongate books.

Yehrin Tong is represented by Debut Art

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Christopher Gibbs Cover Illustration for The Relic Guild

This image is Christopher Gibbs' eye catching cover illustration for Edward Cox's debut fantasy novel,  The Relic Guild, published by Gollancz.

"Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh. The only people Clara can trust are the Relic Guild, a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth. But the Relic Guild are now too few. To truly defeat their old nemesis Moor, mightier help will be required. To save the Labyrinth – and the lives of one million humans – Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls."

Chris bumped into Edward at Loncon 3, The World Science Fiction Convention this year - and they got on like a house on fire. Edward's debut is already receiving some great reviews, so we hope it becomes a series!

Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena

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Jonny Duddle: Harry Potter

On September 1st the new editions of the Harry Potter books, with covers illustrated by award-winning Jonny Duddle were published for the next generation of Harry Potter readers. For Jonny, it's been the culmination of an intense six months during which he had to read all seven of JK Rowling's books, watch eight film adaptations and draw new front and back covers for each book as well as illustrate the box sets. The result is a stunning set of covers and presentation boxes which are a perfect gift for collectors and new readers alike.

Read The Telegraph's Arts Writer, Alice Vincent's revealing interview with Jonny about how he re-imagined the Harry Potter book jackets for a new generation.

Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena

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Steve Stone for Macmillan

Macmillan Publishers just launched six stunning books for their new Young Sherlock series! Illustrated by hugely talented artist Steve Stone (also well known for his Percy Jackson covers and other successful young adult fiction covers worldwide) the books are written by Andrew Lane and Art Directed by Rachel Vale

Steve was hired to produce strong, cinematic images for this prestigious series.

Steve Stone is represented by Artist Partners

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Kristyna Litten: This Day in June

In celebration of Gay Pride this month, This Day in June illustrated by Kristyna Litten is published by Magination Press part of the American Psychological Society (APA). Written by Gayle E Pitman, a professor of psychology, the book aims to enable parents to talk to their children about all aspects of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, in a fun and inclusive way. The APA are committed to the promotion of the equitable and just treatment of all segments of society and this book is published to open doors for children to understand, respect and accept LGBT people from a young age.

Village Q posted a great review saying: "Litten's delightful illustrations capture the range of human exuberance, from shirtless leather folk to marching band members to grandstanding politicos in convertibles."

Kristyna Litten is represented by Arena

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