Friday, 30 December 2011

Wonderful new work from Deborah Van De Leijgraaf

We are so proud to show off some of Deborah Van De Leijgraaf's brand spanking new work! She has been loving fabric pattern design recently and her graphic work has developed into something quite special... so check it out!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

David Dean book on the BBC!!

Exciting times as David Dean is now officially famous! His outstanding World Atlas book for Barefoot books has recently been reviewed on the BBC and The Boston Globe has named it as one of their top 10 books of the year! Such is the book's success, that it is already sold out and a reprint is due for January to coincide with the launch of an app for the book! We can't wait!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


We are pleased to add a new member to the ranks... Raya Gov! She has a wealth of experience in illustration, graphics and multimedia, as well as having been an animator for US company, Animated Storyboards. You can check out her work now up on our website!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fred van Deelen for M&S!!

Multi talented artist, Fred van Deelen, has recently done some lovely black line work for the labels and packaging for Marks & Spencer's Speyside single malt whisky. His traditional approach to the drawings work perfectly and really shows off his strong draftsmanship. Out now in the shops so go and grab yourself a very stylish tipple!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sam Church new work for CBBC!!

Great to see Sam Church's relationship with CBBC is going strong, with another illustrated story for Driver Dan's Story Train, aired on CBeebies. This one is 'Mrs Goose's Chocolate Cake' and you can see Sam's wonderful drawings around 6 mins 50 into the programme, so check it out by clicking here!

Lorna Siviter card ranges!

Lorna Siviter has recently embarked on her own greetings cards range. You can view and buy her lovely designs from Hayletts Contemporary fine arts web site and she will be branching out into other stores soon.
Check out the cards here.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Violeta Dabija new book!!

You can now see Violeta's stunning illustrations in the book 'A Leaf Can Be...' published by Lerner in the US. Her unique style always shines through and really makes this book something special.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sam Church does Durham!

Sam Church has just finished a wonderful children's book for the Durham World Heritage Site. It serves as a really fun activity book for kids visiting the site, which includes the magnificent cathedral and castle. His illustrations perfectly capture the history and colourful characters who have graced these renowned sites for over 1000 years, so next time you are in Durham, be sure to pick up a copy of it to guide you on you way!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Lisa Hunt for Gordon Scott Shoes!!

We are proud to announce that Lisa Hunt has recently worked on some lovely large scale illustrations for Gordon Scott shoe shops, a subsidiary of Jones the Bootmaker! Her quirky images grace the walls of their children's section and really make for a wonderful bright and cheerful space, so next time you are shopping for your little ones' new shoes, take a trip to Gordon Scott and check out her work!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Akbar Ali reworks Goldilocks!

We are pleased to say that Akbar Ali's beautiful illustrations for Goldilocks and the Three Bears can now be seen in OUP's new publication for their Classic Tales Level 3 series. Check out his fantastic interpretation of a much loved story...

Alison Jay Nutcracker Book!!

Just thought you' like to see some of the gorgeous spreads that Alison has done for her version of The Nutcracker, published by Templar! They really are sumptuous and will be a perfect gift for Christmas (sorry for mentioning so early!)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Alison Jay cover art

Great to see another fab cover from Alison Jay for Bloomsbury publishing. This one forms part of the four-book set 'The books of Bayern'. Her work is timeless and is always a winner!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Sophie Rohrback Sherlock Holmes books out now!

We are delighted to announce that the first 6 books of a wonderful new graphic novel series, based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, are out now! Sophie Rohrbach has breathed new life into these classic tales with her fantastic illustrations, making them a real exciting read for children. Published by Lerner, there will be more to come so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New Artist Aliona Bereghici!!

We are proud to introduce our latest signing, the wonderful Aliona Bereghici! She is an experienced artist, working on many children's books and other commissions and we just love her delicate style. It has a great expressive quality that we know will go down very well indeed!

Richard Merritt covers now published!

We are pleased to announce that the lovely silhouette covers Richard Merritt has done for a series of Nancy Mitford books has now been published by Random House, so rush out and get your copies!! They are beautifully elegant and make for a stunning set.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Big Success in English National Ballet competition!!

We are proud to announce that Mark Ruffle has won the prestigious English National Ballet 'My First Ballet' poster competition. His artwork for Sleeping Beauty wowed the panel of expert judges, and as a result his poster will be used to advertise the ballet and forthcoming events nationwide. What is more, another of our talented artists, Javier Joaquin was awarded runner up for his take on the brief. All in all a huge success for our guys!

Mark Ruffle

Javier Joaquin

Friday, 2 September 2011

Artists' showcase!

Check out right now as our new artist Sherrelle Bailey is artist of the week AND Constanze von Kitzing is also a featured artist! Nice one ladies!

Sherrelle Bailey

Constanze Von Kitzing

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sophie Keen has just completed this lovely image to promote ballet to children.

David Dean in AOI Images 35!!

Congratulations to David Dean who has got two of his wonderful book cover designs in the annual AOI Images book. It is jury selected by industry professionals, and David's work has obviously had an impact on them! The chosen pieces were covers for 'Johnny Swanson;, by Eleanor Updale, and 'Tall Story' by Candy Gourlay.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Richard Johnson Pinocchio pop up book!

Richard Johnson has recently produced this magnificent pop up book of the classic tale of Pinocchio, for Templar publishing. It really is a stunning piece of work, and it sure to be a big hit. His beautifully rendered imagery jumps out of the pages, bringing the story to life in an exciting fresh way. Well done Richard!