Monday, 1 December 2014

Fred Van Deelen - Country Life Christmas Cover

Fred was honoured to be commissioned by Country Life Magazine to create their famous Christmas cover. The festive front page, illustrated in Fred's highly detailed style, also doubles up as a traditional advent calendar with a beautiful illustration behind each window! Available now in all good newsagents.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Richard Johnson for Harrods Christmas packaging!

Richard Johnson has created the wonderful packaging for Harrod's Christmas range. It is simple exquisite! From biscuit tins, to gingerbread men, candy, to cake, Richard has surpassed himself and created a range full of festive cheer! We are very proud!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Alison Jay gets nomination for the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal!

AMAZING NEWS!! Alison Jay's stunning book, 'Out of the Blue', published by Barefoot books, has been nominated for the CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2015! It's a beautiful wordless book, letting the imagery tell the story. We really hope she is shortlisted, so watch this space!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Richard Merritt on BBC World News Global!

We are thrilled to show you our agent and illustrator Richard Merritt talking about colouring books on BBC World News, Global. He has been working on several adult colouring books for Michael O Mara publishing and the trend is growing! They are aimed at combatting the stress of modern life, and help to relax and re-focus your mind!

Usborne Picture Puzzle Book

Katherine and Gareth Lucas were commissioned by Usborne to create this irresistible book containing 25 sumptuously illustrated picture puzzles, each one packed with animals and objects to spot, creatures to count, and lots of delightful details to talk about.

A Star for Me

Join Oliver the camel as he and his family journey to find the source of the brightest star in the sky! Beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Steele-Morgan for Harper Collins Christian Publishing.

Out of the Blue

An evocative wordless book about the mysteries of the sea from acclaimed illustrator Alison Jay. A wordless book, told through pictures, encouraging imagination, visual literacy and interactive reading as children create the story in their own words. It also promotes marine preservation and interest in sea creatures with the addition of endnotes on marine life, lighthouses and items that wash up on beaches. A handsome edition to Alison's stellar folio of children's books.

5 Minute Stories

An enchanting collection of stories for children, 6 of which have been beautifully illustrated by Livia Coloji and Victoria Assanelli. Published by Parragon

Who Will Help Me?

A tale of a rather cute stranded alien, and all of those who help him get home - beautifully illustrated by Nicola in her inimitable style.

Squishy McFluff

We are delighted to announce the release of Ella Okstad's new book, Squishy McFluff, published by Faber&Faber. Ella touchingly illustrates the story of Ava and her imaginary cat, Squishy Mcfluff, and all the hijinks that ensue! Available now.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Livia Coloji rules M&S packaging this Christmas!!!

We are so proud to announce that we rule over Marks & Spencer's huge range of novelty items this Christmas, with the gorgeous work of our artist, Queen of Christmas, Livia Coloji! 
She was originally commissioned to produce some delightful festive imagery to adorn their famous Christmas biscuit tins, but they were so impressed with the results that they continued to commission across a massive range of products, including novelty chocolates and sweets, cakes and candy canes, advent calendars and, of course, no yuletide treat fest would be complete without chocolate coins! You can even decorate your own gingerbread men! 
The large biscuit tins are the stunning jewel in the crown, taking the form of a Christmas tree, a gingerbread house, and even a carousel tin that spins round to reveal Santa's reindeer galloping along, ready to deliver this year's presents. The artworks evoke a winter wonderland and are so charming that they make great gifts that you can keep, long after the biscuits have been gobbled up! 
It's been a joy working with M&S and Livia over the last few months and seeing the range take shape, and we are delighted that we can now share the truly beautiful work that Livia Coloji has produced. 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Laila Hills for Ladybird books!

Laila Hills has recently done these lovely books for Ladybird as part of their entertaining 'Stick and Play' series. Laila's bold and cheerful artwork leaps off the pages of 'Dress Up Fun ' and 'Dress Up Jobs', and are full of fun and activity. There are a whole load of stickers that Laila has designed in these books too, providing hours of creative fun for children, who can make their own scenes and stories. A real treat!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Success at the AOI Awards 2014!

We are proud to announce that two of our wonderful artists have been shortlisted in the professional children's category in the 2014 AOI illustration awards. David Dean for his gorgeous cover art for Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', for OUP, and Richard Johnson's amazing work for Usborne's illustrated book of nursery tales. Congratulations to both - very much well deserved!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New artist - Lorenzo Sabbatini!

We are pleased to announce another new signing for The Organisation - Italian artist, Lorenzo Sabbatini! Since 2004, after leaving work at an animation studio, Lorenzo has been building a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working with many top publishing houses and advertising agencies. He has a rich and varied portfolio, proving that he is a very versatile artist who can work to all sorts of briefs., and bring his own unique creativity to the table!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Del Thorpe art wins Blue Peter book award 2014, with Tony Robinson's 'Weird World of Wonders'!

Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War II

Tony Robinson & Del Thorpe

Winner, Blue Peter Book Awards

Tony Robinson takes children on a headlong gallop through the history of World War II in this entertaining history book, part of his Weird World of Wonders series.
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson has written many books on historical subjects, including Tony Robinson’s Kings and Queens and The Worst Children’s Jobs in History, which won the Best Book with Facts category of the Blue Peter Book Awards. His Weird World of Wonders series launched in 2012 and there are currently seven titles in the series, including Inventions, which was a special World Book Day title in 2013.  He has written several television series for children including 'Maid Marian and Her Merry Men', for which he received a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award. He presented Channel 4's archaeology series 'Time Team', and played Baldrick in 'Blackadder'. In 2013 Tony Robinson received a knighthood.

Del Thorpe

Del Thorpe has been drawing ever since that time he ruined his mum’s best tablecloth with wax crayons. Most of his formative work can be found in the margins of his old school exercise books. His maths teacher described these misunderstood works as ‘wasting time’. When he left normal school, Del went to art school and drew serious, grown-up things. Soon he decided the grown-up stuff was mostly boring, so went back to drawing silly cartoons and has done ever since.

Monday, 24 February 2014

New work from Eunyoung Seo

Following the success of Eunyoung Seo's wonderful illustrations for Hog in the Fog, published by Faber & Faber, she has been busy creating these stunning images based on classic tales. Her beautiful painterly work is rich with tone and detail and is of such a high quality - we were blown away in the office when these came through!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Barbara Bongini new work released by Usborne!

We're so proud of Barbara Bongini's latest work! She has completed the brand new Fairy Ponies series with Usborne, which have now been released. There are six books full of magical tales of adventure and wonder, from races on rainbows, to enchanted mirrors! Barbara's stunning work brings Zanna Davidson's stories to life and are sure to be a bit hit this year. Find out more at Usborne and enjoy the beautiful portfolio of Barbara Bongini here!

Ella Okstad's wonderful work for Faber's 'Squishy McFluff!

We are excited to announce the release of 'Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat', by Pip Jones, featuring the wonderful illustrations of Ella Okstad. Published by Faber, it tells the charming tale of when little girl, Ava, discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch which becomes her new best friend! Together, Ava and Squishy McFluff get up to all kinds of mischief. There is a fantastic web site dedicated to Squishy, and you can see more of Ella's beautiful drawings here.