Matt Murphy illustrates a cover for Time Out

Matt as always has been a drawing machine and working very hard recently. Time Out asked if Matt could produce their British Airways cover wrap of two cocktails with the titles, 'What if your next Manhattan was in Manhattan, and What if your next Martini was in Santorini?'

I think we can all agree it definitely puts you in the mood for a holiday.

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Aleksei Bitskoff Illustrates Enid Blyton Family Series

Aleksei Bitskoff was commissioned by Egmont to illustrate their new edition of the classic Family series by Enid Blyton, published this month. The Seaside Family and The Caravan Family are fun-filled adventure stories, perfect holiday reading for children aged 5 years and up.

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Yehrin Tong / Virago Modern Classics

We're excited to reveal an advanced look at Yehrin Tong’s design for one of the latest Virago Modern Classic titles, due to be published in January 2018 to coincide with the imprint’s 40th Anniversary. The wonderful Yehrin created this beautiful pattern, featuring on the cover of the upcoming title ‘Writers As Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics’, which will be available from the start of next year in the form of a lovely gift hardback.

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Fashion Feast: Zoe More O’Ferrall creates a Covent Garden map illustration for ES Magazine.

 

The Fashion Feast summer event was a mix of fashion and food and took place last weekend. Aided by Zoe's map which picked out participating brands and events in the area, the piece was in conjunction with Seven Dials in Covent Garden.

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Paul Young shortlisted for prestigious award.

Great News! Paul Young has once again been shortlisted for the most coveted of prizes for the David Gemmell Ravenheart Award, he has been nominated for his splendid cover artwork for the book entitled:
Wrath the fourth title in the series The Faithful and the Fallen - series of covers that he has worked on for the brilliant author John Gwynne.

Published by Pan Macmillan and Art Director : James Annal ..

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Garry Walton for Goodwood

 

The summer season is underway at Goodwood Racecourse and Garry Walton has once again created a stunning set of artworks for their marketing materials. Working in the pastiche style that has become synonymous with the world's most beautiful racecourse, Garry has produced several illustrations for various online and print campaigns.

 

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Artist Interview – Anna Koska

 

Specialising in fruit, vegetables and the natural world, Anna has illustrated over 100 books and worked with chefs, writers and publishers from around the globe.

Over her 25 year career Anna has honed her skills in watercolour, pen & ink, oils and most recently, egg tempera. Her methods may vary but the joy of her artwork is constant; each piece she creates is a celebration of the fruit, vegetable or animal she has captured with her inimitable flare.

 

Anna achieves all of this against a backdrop of rural living, all recorded in her daily instagram post, which her 5,000 plus followers have come to adore. Her illustration work is inextricably linked with her way of life, Anna meets the ups and downs of a self sufficient lifestyle with a smile, embracing each challenge as it comes. An attitude she has also applied to her illustration career.

Constantly evolving, honing her craft and listening to the market, Anna's determination has secured her place as one of the UK's leading natural history illustrators. We spoke with Anna about the beauty of working traditionally, her seemingly idyllic lifestyle and the joy she gets from her work.

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NB Illustration welcomes Einat Tsarfati

Einat Tsarfati is an illustrator and author, with experience in a broad spectrum of works ranging from magazines, picture books, toys to apps and digital. Graduating with honours from the visual communications department at Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Einat worked as a designer and illustrator in one of Israel’s leading branding studios, before opening her own shop. In illustrations, she expresses her passion for highly-detailed drawing, and especially incorporating comic elements into her creations. Along with her illustration work, Einat also has an online comics Facebook page - 'Things That Annoy Me’ which has over 40,000 followers.

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Picture book deal for Vanya Nastanlieva

Frances McKay Illustration are delighted that one of our newest illustrators Vanya Nastanlieva has signed a contract for a new picture book for Houghton Miffin Harcourt Publishing Group in the USA after a successful a meeting in Bologna in April with Dinah Stevenson of Clarion Books a division of HMHCO.

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