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Chris Nielsen’s From Shore to Ocean Floor Out This Month

Following on from the success of Balloon to the Moon, Phosphor's Christopher Nielsen has teamed up with Gill Arbuthnott again on From Shore to Ocean Floor, which will be published by Big Picture Press on 30th September.


"From sandy beaches to mysterious, inky depths, this beautiful book is the story of ocean exploration, from shore to ocean floor. Seen from space, Earth is a swirl of blue and white. The blue is Earth's oceans, which cover 70% of its surface... yet the ocean is the most unexplored region of our planet. From Shore to Ocean Floor is the story of how humans went from building the first boats, to discovering the secrets of the deep. Marvel at incredible scientific discoveries, be dazzled by some of the most exciting new species and admire the incredible men and women who took the very first steps below the surface. This spectacularly illustrated book comes from the author and illustrator duo of the award-winning Balloon to the Moon."

Balloon to the Moon won the 'Children’s Trade 9 to 16 Years' category at the British Book Design & Production Awards, and it's hoped From Shore to Ocean Floor will be just as successful.

Pre-order From Shore to Ocean Floor here or head over to Christopher's Phosphor portfolio to see some more illustrations from the book.

Lucy Rose updates Heron Valley’s titular Heron!

Lucy Rose has created an updated identity for Heron Valley; a Devon – based cider and juice producer, who also happen to be local to Lucy! The updated identity takes their majestic Heron icon and gives it a more artisanal, botanical feel.

The client and Lucy worked together to come up with a composition that could be complimented by Art Deco/ botanical borders, “this was a relatively fast process as I think the client and I had the same ideas in mind.” Opting for a vintage colour palette (a perfect match for Lucy), the final design soars with subtle sophistication but remains grounded with earthy warm tones.

“This project has been so great to work on and I enjoyed every bit of it. For a while I have wanted to work on some more packaging- based briefs and so when this job came up, I was thrilled to get another opportunity to. I think also the company being local to me and so friendly has just made the whole process even more special.”

Lucy Rose is represented by The Artworks

Dawn Cooper illustrates plants to encourage pollinators for Candide’s Festival of Flowers branding!

Dawn Cooper has illustrated 10 pollinator-friendly plants to include in your gardens this spring and summer as part of Candide’s Festival of Flowers; an online floral takeover celebrating people, pollinators and plants! Dawn also illustrated the branding of the festival itself, a beautiful Dawn Cooper floral fiesta!

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