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!

10.30am
3 November 2017

Story time!

The beautiful painterly illustrations by David De Las Heras captures the history and magic of an old circus poster. David’s artwork plunges us into an unscrupulous hunt of a man eating tiger. Set in Siberia, “Tiger” by Joel Dicker is a perfect short story to set us up for Winter! 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
31 October 2017

Dead Ink Spooks

Dead Ink Books are giving us the spooks this Halloween. They have a kickstarter project up and running to fund six new books that will get your withcy wigs in a curl in the theme of folk horror type novellas. Darren Hopes has been busy illustrating the first three covers. Here's whats been cooking his cauldron this year!

10.30am
30 October 2017

The Higgie Review

Anna Higgie has the kind of elegance in her delicate sketcherly marks that many artists spend their life time trying to emulate. Her latest piece for the illustrious spot on The Guardian Review flaunts her sensitive drawing style perfectly, depicitng the exhibition, 'Imagining The Divine' observing the way a variety of religions have done just that.

10.30am
27 October 2017

Stylish Stokey!

We have some colleagues amongst us who'd argue they're the most stylish in the CIA office but they don't really live in Stoke Newington anymore, so surely Sarah our finance guru is in the lead? Sorry Ben. 

 

Jitesh Patel's recent hand drawn piece mapped out the fashion and style of one of our favourite neighbourhood's for Metropolitan Magazine. We think the composition in this right on the money!

 

10.30am
26 October 2017

The Magic of Science

In collaboration with the Science museum, published by Thames and Hudson, Harriet Russel's book "this book thinks you're a Scientist" is a fun introduction to science for primary school children. For all the scientific apprentice's who ever wondered how to levitate paper clips, make water freeze instantly or even bend light, this book have been made for you!

Lettering Illustration Typography

10.30am
20 October 2017

Festive Adventures

The beautiful painterly work of traditional artist Carol Lawson has been commissioned for a re-license by Little Brown Book Group of the classic tales by E.Nesbitt. Her full covers can been spotted as a trilogy in her portfolio but we are sharing with you an untouched snowy scene filled with joy!