Down and Out in Paris and London

Paul Catherall illustrates a book cover for George Orwell's classic novel 'Down and Out in Paris and London' for Penguin Books. Catherall combines an expert eye for composition and colour with consummate draughtsmanship to create striking and iconic images. He is renowned for his clean, sharp linocuts of architectural landmarks and draws his inspiration from mid 20th century poster designers such as Tom Eckersley and Edward Wadsworth.

Paul Catherall is represented by the Art Market

 

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A tale of Traitors

Bob Lea who clearly has a very distinctive illustrative  style, and especially in the young adult fiction genre, was recently commissioned by Pan Macmillan Publishing to produce a series of stunning  book covers for the  series entitled: The Phenomenals by F E Higgins.  Here is the first book  entitled : “A Tale of Traitors”   which has been creating a lot of buzz in the YA circles. Art Direction by Rachel Vale . Bob Lea is represented by Artist Partners

 

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Frances Castle Cover Illustration for Infinite Sky

Frances Castle's beautiful cover illustration and title lettering for C.J. Flood's debut novel, Infinite Sky, is published by Simon & Schuster in February. This is a coming-of-age story about the summer that changed one girl's life as she falls in love for the very first time.
Infinite Sky is a beautifully designed hardback book, with a linen effect finish, decorated endpapers, a map and the swallow and dragonfly motifs dotted throughout the book. It's great to see the attention to detail, you'd really want it on your book shelf. Frances Castle is represented by Arena
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Oscar Wilson and Canongate Books Win Best Jacket Design Award

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We are proud to announce that Oscar Wilson’s illustration for Canongate Books Gil Scott Heron Memoir: ‘The Last Holiday’ won the Best Jacket Design category at last night’s British Book Awards.

The judges commented on the work: “This arresting design evokes 60s counter-culture art in a contemporary and well-realised concept, with front/rear covers and spine working together to create a powerful and effective image.”

Oscar worked closely with Art Director Rafi Romaya to deliver this winning piece of work. As a massive fan of soul / funk / jazz music; Oscar was delighted to be involved with the project, and very proud that his first ever typographic portrait was of such a great as Gil Scott Heron.

Rafi explains the project and why she commissioned Oscar: “The plan was to create a bespoke and personalised jacket befitting for Gil’s memoir, The Last Holiday. Taking inspiration from Gil's landmark collection 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', we wanted to create an image as iconic as photographer Chuck Stewart's album cover shot whilst also representing Gil's poetic lyricism and artful use of language throughout his music, poetry and books.

Having seen Oscar Wilson's 'street-art style' visual work, which we felt might complement Gil's poetry, we approached him to attempt a typographic portrait using a mixture of Gil's album titles, song titles and most iconic phrases.

It was a gift of a book to work on and I hope we have a created a jacket Gil himself would have liked, had he seen it, and that winning Best Jacket Design Award at the British Book Awards 2012 would have made him smile!”

We definitely think Gil is smiling at the news, as are we. Well done to Oscar, Rafi and all at Canongate Books.

Oscar Wilson is represented by Debut Art

“From Notting Hill to New York Actually”

Lucy Truman has created this stunning cover art for ‘From Notting Hill To New York Actually’, the third title by best selling author Ali McNamara. Lucy’s trademark glitz and glamour perfectly sets the tone for this romantic adventure in New York.

Lucy Truman is represented by New Division

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SF Masterworks: Doomsday Book Illustrated by Christopher Gibbs

Christopher Gibbs created this powerful cover for Connie Willis' Doomsday Book, winner of the Hugo & Nebula Awards. Published this month by Gollancz, Doomsday Book is a tale of plague and time travel written by the SFWA Grand Master of Science Fiction. This is the thirteenth title Christopher has illustrated for the classic science fiction series SF Masterworks.
Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena
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