A great treat for the Christmas period, and one which was very highly recommended by many magazines and newspapers to the run up to the festive period , was the gift book entitled: The Christmas Truce beautifully illustrated by David Roberts.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem 'The Christmas Truce' illustrated by David was published by Picador Books. The Poem was written by Carol Ann Duffy for Armistice Day but published in time for Christmas.
David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners
Penguin Books commissioned Sroop Sunar to illustrate the chapter headings in Jamie Oliver's new book 'Jamie's Great Britain'. Sroop created 13 beautiful illustrations to accompany the delicious recipes Jamie compiled during his latest journey to discover the best of Great British food. The book has been published to coincide with the TV Series currently running on channel 4.
Sroop Sunar is represented by Debut Art
Frances Castle has set up her own record label, Clay Pipe Music. She makes music as well as collaborating with other musicians and has combined this interest with her passion for design. Each release comes with a beautifully crafted cover and book, designed and hand printed by Frances herself, making every limited edition CD unique and collectable.
We've put together a selection of Frances' illustrations from her forthcoming CD inspired by Tyneham, the deserted 'ghost' village in Dorset that was taken over by the army in World War 2.
Frances Castle is represented by Arena
We’ve just received a copy of the fabulous ‘The Girls Guide To DIY’ written by Jo Vehari and Alison Winfield-Chislett. Published by New Holland and illustrated by Nila Aye, this book is the ultimate guide for the modern woman who wants to improve her home (without getting a man to help her!). Nila’s glamorous artworks wonderfully illustrate the hints and tips for doing DIY in style.
Nila Aye is represented by New Division
Now on his fifth cover, Tom Steyer gives the German Terry Pratchett editions some modernisation. Manhatten (Random House) commissioned Tom to illustrate bright, bold and memorable images, Tom says: "The technique I use enables them to apply the illustrations in various ways. For example the back covers and insides and tear-out bookmarks can have different versions i.e. different camera angles or lighting of the same subjects. All elements can be isolated and reorganized to form additional scenes. Furthermore all objects can be animated to promote the books on websites". Tom Steyer is represented by Illustration
For all Twilight fans who can’t wait for the final film to be released, they can now enjoy Sarah McMenemy’s illustrations in ‘The Twilight Saga the Official illustrated Guide’. You can buy your own copy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twilight-Saga-Official-Illustrated-Guide/dp/190565443X
Sarah McMenemy is represented by the Artworks
We are immensely proud to announce the news that Grahame Baker-Smith has won this year's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his novel "FArTHER" published by Templar. Congratulations to Grahame for this much deserved and prestigious award. Read more here.
Next time you receive a junk email you may be able to put a face to the name! The extremely talented Kavel Rafferty has completed a limited edition, bespoke book called Spam Head.
Kavel explains, "The book is a collection of portraits based on the strange and sometimes wonderful names that arrive uninvited to my email account every day, trying to sell me designer replica watches and other such nonsense. I wanted to make portraits for these funny faceless folk...." Made in collaboration with Sam Arthur at Nobrow the signed book is available here.
Kavel Rafferty is represented by Illustration Ltd