Thursday, 29 November 2018

Livia's Creative Calendar Countdown!

As Christmas gets ever closer, it seems the perfect time to tell you about the wonderful new advent calendar from Livia Coloji and Arcturus publishing...  we think YULE love it! (Sorry!).

Not just your typical festive calendar, this one has a unique twist. Each day, find the numbered panel, and remove it to discover a beautifully illustrated picture underneath. Then slot together the simple model to make a decoration for your Christmas tree. The countdown to Christmas has never been so much fun! Every tree needs a stunning piece of artwork from Livia hanging from it!

Get prepared for your Christmas decorating by grabbing a copy here!

Richard Johnson's Beautiful Blizzard Book!

We are thrilled to announce the release of Richard Johnson's brand new picture book with Faber & Faber children's books. When a snowstorm separates a boy from his father, who will come to his rescue and bring him safely back home?  Filled with sumptuous, atmospheric artwork this is sure to be a hit this winter with its glorious snowy scenes and heartwarming story, all told in this stunning wordless picture book.

Richard gives insight into the project:

"My initial ideas for the story developed around my own relationship with my father and an exploration of the relationship between nature and man. The narrative is designed to be wordless, as there are certain themes I wanted the viewer to explore themselves so I didn't want words to influence the pictures too much.

I was also inspired by the cinematography of Iñárritu’s The Revenant and Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which I think I might of subconsciously combined with inspiration from Murakami and Briggs' The Snowman."

The perfect Christmas present this year, get your copy of Once Upon and Snowstorm here!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Raving Review for Chantelle and Burgen!

Fabulous little review from of The Singing Stone illustrated by Chantelle & Burgen Thorne for Jacana Media! And I quote "the illustrations are awesome", can't say fairer than that!!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Gareth's Art Raising Money for Willow!

Our best selling artist Gareth Lucas is joining famous faces from the world of entertainment, art, sports and popular culture to take part in this year's #StarsonCanvas charity auction with his lovely toucan painting. Proceeds benefit Willow Foundation , the only national charity working with seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. Each day is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it is needed most. 

Sponsored by The Crown Estate, the online auction is now live and will finish on Sunday 25th November. All canvases will start at 99p so happy bidding! The collection will also be shown at a public exhibition on 22 & 23rd November at 194 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EX.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our lovely followers in the USA! Here is a bold and bountiful cornucopia from the fabulous Emily Emerson to feast your eyes on! To see more of Emily's adorable work, click here!

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Bernice's Bowling Beauties!

Our very own fabulous Bernice Lum talks bowling, ice cream and Bruce Lee in this great interview with ArtStars*! Catch her epic pins at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair this December with Galerie Youn. You'll be bowled over by her talent!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Merce's Best Bedtime!

Classic tales abound in Merce Canal’s latest luminous collaboration with Spanish Publisher Cruilla! Goldilocks, The Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood - all of our favourites burst into technicolour life from this bumper edition that beautifully showcases Merce’s wonderfully graphic style and particular talent for innovative composition. She says of the commission:

“It was a great book to work on and I felt valued and grateful. I hugely enjoyed the two months of hard work sketching the main characters and doing the research for the clothing and the scenery. The Ugly Duckling is definitely my favourite one!”

Get your copy here!

Bear Hugs from all at The Org!

Happy Hug a Bear Day everyone! Did you know that the ancient Egyptians are credited with making the first soft toys? To help you celebrate, here are some of our artists' most adorable couplings! Thank you Ella Okstad, Chantelle and Burgen Thorne, Aga Kowalska, Amberin Huq and Merce Canals for these gorgeous grizzlies!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Spotlight on.... Nuno Alexandre Vieira!

This month our artist spotlight falls on the fabulously versatile Nuno Alexandre Vieira - Illustrations! Nuno’s most recent work boasts a new dimension as he explores a broad range of texture and detail to bring a fresh new look to his portfolio! If you think Nuno’s fun and relaxed new style might be just the ticket for your next children’s book project then drop us a line - we’d love to hear from you!
To see more of Nuno’s vibrant work visit his portfolio page here!

Flying High with Alison Jay!

“When night falls my bed is an air balloon. I sail through the slipsiverse, close by the moon….”

This beauteous bedtime book with a whimsical twist gives the reader not one, but two chances to appreciate the comfortingly nostalgic work of Alison Jay through its innovative design featuring two front covers and two stories that converge and become one! My Bed is an Air Balloon has wonderfully daring perspectives and meets in the middle with a stunning centrepiece image of the dreaming twins who finally meet amongst the fluffy clouds, one in an air balloon and one on a sailing boat!