Quercus Books recently commissioned Lucy Davey to do this lovely cover for one of their titles The Sweetness of Forgetting and liked it so much that they have just asked her to illustrate the back cover too!
We agree that it's a stunning illustration, typical of Lucy's fresh and evocative style and use of colour.
Lucy Davey is represented by the Artworks
It's not often that you get a brief which asks you to design a bear equivalent of Ray Winstone with the swagger of a chain-smoking cockney for 7 to 9 year olds! Kristyna Litten rose to the challenge and came up with this brilliant wrap-a-round cover for Mr McCool, published by Egmont this month.
Kristyna Litten is represented by Arena
Kate Forrester has illustrated a beautiful set of covers for Barnes and Noble in the States. This is the first in a series of 6 special leather bound children’s classics to be released this year. The series includes Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in the Willows and Grimms Fairy Tales. All are printed directly onto leather with embossed foil finishes, pretty end papers and silver edged pages.
Kate Forrester is represented by the Artworks
Gary Newman was commissioned to illustrate the front cover of the paperback edition of Tess Daly's debut novel, 'The Camera Never Lies'. Gary's soft yet chic style ideally sets the tone for the story of big-hearted, northern girl Brit trying to make her way in the world of showbiz.
Gary Newman is represented by New Division
Spike Gerrell's charming illustrations for Max Archer, Kid Detective: The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches is the second in the series, published this month by Magination Press. Spike's sensitive use of humour to explain difficult health topics, helps children understand and overcome their anxieties.
Spike Gerrell is represented by Arena
Jo Nesbø's hilariously funny Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series continues with the recent publication of The End of the World. Maybe and Time-Travel Bath Bomb (Simon and Schuster). The very talented Chris Garbutt's crazy illustrations are perfect for the covers and should have them flying off the book shelves in all good book stores.
Chris Garbutt is represented by Arena
This cool image is the work of Hannah Davies for the cover of Amazing and Extraordinary Facts; The Steam Age published by David and Charles. Written by Julian Holland the illustration took Hannah along a slightly different path with her work, she says "This was a fantastic project, very unusual and fun. A chance to delve into something completely different!" The book is out now.
Hannah Davies is represented by Illustration