It has been a thrilling time for awards nominations and the excitement continues with the announcement of the Alligators Mouth Awards for Highly Illustrated Fiction. This year we are delighted that Adam Stower's King Coo: The Curse of the Mummy’s Gold, published by David Fickling Books is on the long-list for this exciting new award.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway shortlist has been announced, we always await the listings with baited breath hoping to see some of our supremely talented illustrators recognised for this prestigious award. This year Levi Pinfold has made this prestigious shortlist for his stunning collaboration with author David Almond in The Dam, published by Walker Studio.
Celebrating the best in children’s writing and illustration respectively, the Medals are unique in being judged by children’s librarians, while the Shadowers’ Choice Award, recently added to the Awards ceremony celebrations, is voted for by children and young people who shadow the Medals. The 40-strong list of titles for the 2020 Medals (20 on each longlist) was selected from a total of 162 nominations, read by an expert volunteer team of 14 children's and youth librarians from across the UK.
Delighted that Sarah Perkins who is proudly represented by Artist Partners, has been selected for the long list of artists in the Folio Society Awards Book Competition 2020.
Her work which illustrates The Folio Collection of Love poems selected by Imtiaz Dharker
For more of Sarah’s wonderfully evocative work please check her out on our website:
For the opportunity to vote yourselves for the People’s Choice Award - please do go to the website to view all the marvellous artists and cast your vote.
Lucy Davey has illustrated yet another stunning book jacket in the Campbell and Carter village mystery series. ‘A Matter of Murder’, written by Anne Granger, is the seventh in an edition of exciting Cotswold murder books.
We are excited to welcome Julia Allum to Meiklejohn; the latest artist to join our fantastic team of illustrators.
Creating abstract, brightly coloured, vector artworks, Julia draws influence from mid-century posters and vintage design. Recent clients include Savills, Transport for London and Tortoise Media.
Here is a selection of Julia's artworks.
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
Appearing in London underground stations, these wonderfully graphic images were designed to advertise the city's Lidos and to inspire and encourage people to visit these amazing destinations.
Julia’s bold, geometric design approach is showcased in her modern poster interpretations. Featuring iconic subjects and the natural world, Julia’s unique illustrations are created using simplified shapes and layering colours to add depth.
Julia was thrilled to be commissioned to create a series of vibrant, artworks for Savills. Briefed to brighten up the day of anyone who sees them, we think Julia definitely fulfilled the task. The illustrations have been used across all media, including OOH and bus sides.
To see Julia's full portfolio, click here.