Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The wonderful world of Eunyoung Seo!

Today we are celebrating the wonderful work of Korean artist Eunyoung Seo!

She had worked as a graphic designer for eight years in Korea before coming over to Edinburgh to study illustration for changing her career. She studied MA Illustration at The University of Edinburgh, where she graduates first in her class in 2012. 

Since joining us, she has bagged a gorgeous series of books, published by Faber children's publishing, telling the charming tales of Harry and Lil. 'Hog in the fog' and 'The Hog, the Shrew, and the Hullabaloo' are stunning, with Eunyoung's nod to traditional illustrations of the past, she has created these modern classics for a new generation. The third book is on the way too, so look out for that!

She has also produced her unique and creative version of Alice in Wonderland, which is delightful to see.

To put it simply, we are in love with her work!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Australia Day! Celebrating Aussie artist Shane McGowan!

Happy Australia Day to all of our Aussie friends! None more so than our superstar artist, Shane McGowan!

Born in Australia, Shane worked in London for nearly 20 years before moving back to Melbourne in 2004. He has an extensive editorial, design and publishing client list in Australia, Europe and the US including New York Times, Wall St Journal , Ford, The Observer, The Guardian and Time. He also writes and illustrates picture books which have been published in over 10 countries. 
His work has been recognised on numerous occasions by Images (UK), European Illustration and Illustrators Australia, where he has won many Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

His latest book 'Trainbots' will be released by Little Bee books in June this year as their lead title! Stay tuned for more on that...

Monday, 25 January 2016

Fred Van Deelen - Country Life latest drawing!

Here's the latest illustration from our man Fred Van Deelen for Country Life magazine. He has a long standing relationship with the magazine and is currently working on their UK villages maps. This one is Winchester, and we just love his style! There isn't a place on Earth that Fred can't draw a map for!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Del Thorpe new artwork for 'Maths on the Go', Square Peg publishing

We are pleased to announce the publication of Del Thorpe's latest work! His delightfully humorous illustrations appear in the new 'Maths on the Go' book, aimed at helping children with their learning! He was the perfect choice to add some light relief from all those difficult sums!

Busy mums or dads are crying out for quick and easy ways to help their children with primary school maths and beyond. Here are 101 simple tips, games and activities to make practising maths as engaging and enjoyable as possible, for you and your child. All can be incorporated into the everyday routine – at home and on the go – with minimal fuss and no expensive kit – helping children have fun with numbers. Indeed, most of the time they won’t even realise that maths is involved. Sneaky!

Areas covered include, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratio and proportion, telling the time, estimation, measurement, geometry and shapes, with an emphasis on problem solving throughout.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Emily Emerson's Noah's Ark!

Emily has been very busy of late creating so wonderful new art. We love her depiction of the classic biblical tale of Noah'a Ark! Her simple, yet warm and adorable imagery is perfect for the young toddler market. Board books, early learning books, puzzle games and more! Be sure to check out more of her lovely work!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Barbara Bongini's Fairies to Colour, for Usborne

Barbara Bongini has gone fairy mad recently, and here's another fantastic addition to her list of books. 'Fairies to Colour', from Usborne publishing, is a magical colouring book filed with Barbara's wonderful line work - a real treat for budding artists to put their colourful stamp on!
Each page includes information about different kinds of fairy folk from myth and legend, from woodland fairies to fairy animals like unicorns and fauns.
Scenes to colour include a sinister goblin market, a Midsummer’s Eve celebration and a medieval fairy ride through the woods.
Not just for children, these beautiful illustrations will appeal to anyone who loves the delicate charm of traditional fairies.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Barbara Bongini - Sandy Lane series from Usborne.

This month sees the release of 2 fabulous books from Usborne. As part of the Sandy Lane books, 'Ride by Moonlight' and 'The Midnight Horse' feature the beautiful work of Barbara Bongini. Follow these exciting tales from the Usborne Young Reading series, which is part of a collectible series of equestrian stories that are ideal for newly independent readers. We love seeing Barbara's work in black and white form too - a truly multi talented artist!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Sophie Rohrbach's brilliant new designs

We LOVE the new artwork that Sophie Rohrbach is producing. She has added surface design to her many talents, with stunning designs for fabric and packaging. Her keen eye for contemporary design, together with a lovely retro feel make these really something special! Prepare to see them on clothing, packaging and more!

Aga Kowlska's fabulous new board games for Granna publishing.

Check out the wonderful work Aga Kowalska has been doing for Granna publishing. Her vibrant imagery is perfect for these board games and puzzles. With animals, dinosaurs and even a witch, these games will keep children amused for hours!

Runa Rudaya illustrates Jane Eyre for Collins

We are thrilled with the recent work that Runa Rudaya has done with Collins, for their Big Cat Tales reading series. She has produced this stunning work for Jane Eyre, giving it new life with her unique style. This is a much loved classic, telling the story of the eponymous heroine, and Runa gives it a truly sophisticated makeover.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Barbara Bongini's Fairy Ponies Sticker Book for Usborne

We are proud to announce the latest publication of Barbara Bongini's wonderful work in collaboration with Usborne. She has produced this charming and delicate art work for their new Fairy Ponies Sticker Book.
Explore Fairy Pony Island with Holly and Puck in this magical sticker book based on the Fairy Ponies Young Reading books. Add stickers to create enchanting scenes, including a picnic at the Summer Palace and a dressing-up contest. With over 270 stickers of beautiful fairy ponies inside!

Runa Rudaya illustrates Jane Eyre!

We are thrilled with the recent work that Runa Rudaya has done with Collins, for their Big Cat Tales reading series. She has produced this stunning work for Jane Eyre, giving it new life with her unique style. This is a much loved classic, telling the story of the eponymous heroine, and Runa gives it a truly sophisticated makeover.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Gareth Lucas - Picture Puzzle Book for Usborne Publishing

We are so excited about the new work Gareth Lucas is doing with Usborne publishing. Just released, this January, is the fabulous Farm Picture Puzzle book, packed full of Gareth's stunning graphic art works. His images exude humour and warmth and are just perfect for this title. This hardback puzzle book is teeming with farm animals to spot, match and count. Children will be kept occupied for hours as they search the busy pages for the smallest butterfly, spot the two dancing pigs in a pigsty and discover hundreds of other farmyard details to talk about.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Javier Joaquin: The Tinderbox: Collins Big Cat Tales

Talented artist, Javier Joaquin, has recently completed his lovely artwork for the classic story of The Tinderbox. Commissioned by Collins, for their Big Cat Tales series, Javier has produced some wonderful, vibrant art that we have come to expect and love!

Victoria Assanelli illustrates Aladdin!

We are thrilled to show you the wonderful new illustrations from Victoria Assanelli. She has created these stunning pieces for the classic tale of Aladdin, commissioned by Collins, as part of their popular Big Cat Tales series, which is designed for the progression in reading skills for children. We love her fresh take on this famous story... simply charming!