If you fancy something a bit different to adorn your tote bag or tshirt this month then look no further! Carlos Araujo - Illustrations' Colab55 shop can cater for all your quirky needs!! The vibrant 'Fantasy Waltz' and 'Cool Walking Life' ranges are sure to brighten your mood and may even bag you some admiring glances! Check out his shop in all its funky glory here:
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Check out the very fabulous Barbara Bongini featured in this week's Writing and Illustrating blog's 'Illustrator Saturday' talking about her process, background and inspirations!
You can read her full interview here
You can read her full interview here
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
We will show you more of these beautiful illustrations when this gorgeous book is officially released but for now here is a quick sneak peek at the stunning cover art by Barbara Bongini for 'Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast' that comes out in March! Enjoy!
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Merce Canals’ most recent project ‘Living With Hilda (and its disadvantages)’ has won the 36th Destino Infantile Apel les Mestres International Children’s Book Award! Last spring author Bel Olid sent Merce a tale about a little girl who was trying to adopt a new pet and these dynamic images are the result.
“Living with a crocodile might sound thrilling, but it can be inconvenient. She’s got so many teeth, she spends HOURS brushing them in the bathroom. And once they’re clean, she’s still a crocodile. What if she’s suddenly hungry and eats ME up? A parrot’s much better”.
As innocent as Hilda first appears with her large glasses, sweet bunches and braces, as the story unfolds you realise that maybe this funny girl is the real problem and not the beasts of the forest and the savannah…she is capricious and impatient and all of them disappoint her!
‘Living with Hilda (and its disadvantages)’ is published by Editorial Destino and out this month!
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Check out Javier Joaquin's exquisite black and white artwork for Bear Grylls' new book 'The Spirit of the Jungle'!
Could you survive in the jungle? After being washed away down the Wainganga River during a flash flood, Mak wakes up alone in the Indian jungle. The jungle is full of danger - poisonous snakes, cunning monkeys and desperate poachers - and every step Mak takes might be his last.
Mak finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures, but he will need all his skill and luck to survive and make his way back home.
Spirit of the Jungle is an exciting contemporary action-adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book with Bear's engaging writing style beautifully complimented by Javier's detailed and movement filled illustrations! A must for all adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies!
Get your copy here!
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
New for 2017! If you would like to be kept up to date with all the new and exciting things our talented artists have been up to, as well as receiving some fabulous giveaways then why not join our marvellous new mailing list? You will not only receive our monthly newsletter jam-packed with all the latest from your favourite artists, but also some exciting free downloadable gifts throughout the year! So, if this sounds like your cup of tea (and, quite frankly, how could it not??!) then just click on the tab on the left hand side of our Facebook page, enter your email address and sit back and wait for beautiful things to land in your inbox!
It was with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of the fabulously eccentric and anarchic children's writer and illustrator Babette Cole yesterday. The 'Princess Smartypants' creator has had a profound effect upon the world of children's picture books and the influence of her (more than 70!) glorious and irreverent stories we are sure will continue to inspire future generations of writers and illustrators! So we say our own farewell to a unique and passionate lady!
Everybody loves a story where the underdog wins in the end don't they? Well this beautifully vibrant illustrated version of The Clever Rabbit for Oxford University Press' Literacy Series by the wonderfully talented Akbar Ali is certainly no exception! This well-loved story of the rabbit's use of logic to outwit his hungry opponent is brought to life through Akbar's sensitive portrayal these majestic and secretive animals. You can almost feel the warm evening sun as it sets on this inspiring little tale!
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Our artists certainly are a talented lot! Check out these adorable Tshirt designs from Aga Kowalska Illustration! With their vibrant spring colours and cute characters these have really brightened up our morning!
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
The lovely winner of our last monthly draw has sent us this fab photo of her enjoying a wonderful warming hot chocolate in her prize!! Laura chose to have a mug emblazoned with this beautiful illustration by Sophie Rohrbach for Hachette UK! You can preorder this wonderful book here!
Happy New Year from Carlos Araujo illustration and everyone at The Organisation! Let's tip our hats and swing our skirts for 2017!!