10.30am
17 January 2018

A Flying Start

Many of you will be familiar with Brian Grimwood's work, a true heavyweight of illustration with an enviable artistic career. We've been enjoying his recent process exploring the possibilities that his pen flourishes can portray on an ipad. His latest portfolio  update has been a true delight to consider, with Brian's classic inky style paired alongside his progressive, more abstract digital work that find it's home in packaging and poster art. 

 

Take a look  and enjoy!

10.30am
2 January 2018

Fateless

With an unusual limited colour palette and a traditional screen printing background, Harry Tennant’s work is easily recognisable. Expert in conceptual and figurative illustrations, Harry’s unique textured & bold style makes the cover, for the third time, of Imre Kertész’n novel published by Penguin. 

Screen Printing Illustrators

10.30am
19 December 2017

The Present of Time

Give the present of your time this Christmas and take a peruse of Whooli Chen's beautiful and mesmerising portfolio of work. This illustration is a key visual created for Estlite bookstore for the fesive period. We couldn't agree more with the message of this lovely image. 

10.30am
18 December 2017

You Got The Job

Jobs interview can be terrifying, we’ve all been there. We’ve all also heard 100 different ways of how we should behave to be the perfect candidate. 

“Just be yourself”, the number one tip often suggest by your beloved mum or the classic “Just wing it” from one of your lax sibling. But what if it was a real way to nail it ? The amazing Jonny Wan got commissioned by TED - his Art Deco inspired style was featured in an interview with Anthony Tjan explaining that “It’s not about whether or not you get the right answer, It’s about whether you can roll with the discomfort and work with me to solve a problem”

10.30am
11 December 2017

Which Masterpiece Are You ?

We are all works of art! “Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same…” Empowering and educative, this book written by Mark Sperring and Illustrated by the amazing Rose Blake, celebrates difference and diversity. We can get on board with this!

 

 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
6 December 2017

Spot the 'P'

Originally made for Mike Wilks’ book “The Ultimate Alphabet”, which was a New York Times bestseller and Sunday Times bestseller for 57 weeks, this illustration contains hundred of items beginning with the letter P.

Mike’s art work have a surreal and dreamlike quality, with a disturbing undertone, inspired by surrealists such as Dali and De Chirico. 

A work of creative ingenuity that displays Wilks' at the height of his powers as an illustrator. 

Surrealist Illustrators

10.30am
16 November 2017

Christmas Countdown

It’s feeling crisp as chilly as the Christmas spirit begins to creep in. If you’re in the mood for getting cosy, we’re here to help - Kerry Hyndman’s latest illustrated book “Let it Snow”, written by Anne Fine in collaboration with David Flicking Books is the perfect accompaniment to an evening in. So, get yourself by a fire and get hooked in a heart-warming tale!

Children illustration

10.30am
15 November 2017

Rich in History

Advertising art Junior, Art director, Creative director, Designer, Ad agency proprietor, illustrator & painter…
 
These are just some of the creative endeavours of David Holmes,
 
"A brush with the music of time" is a collection of his art work throughout his career as an artist and illustrator. 50 years of memories, anecdotes and creativity, visually transcribed in an unique book format with an open spine allowing the work to lay flat when opened. 
 
A visual delight that you should rush to get before the limited edition runs out over here!

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
14 November 2017

The story of The Slave Who Fought Back

The book that changed America, “Roots” by Alex Haley will be re edited on April 2018 by Penguin Vintage. In this powerful & smart cover Ulla Puggard used his inky lettering style to translate the story of Kunta Kinte captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States.

Typography Illustration

10.30am
13 November 2017

Shortlist 2017

We're extremely proud to announce that the illustrated cover by folk artist Aitch is on the Waterstones Book of The Year 2017 Shortlist. Check out the #bookoftheyear line up and fingers crossed for the marvel we calle Aitch. Results out on November 30th!