Jim Kay ‘Sketch for Survival’

rhino-72Jim was asked to produce a sketch which will be auctioned to raise money for endangered animals in Africa. Jim chose a rhino, and you can now bid for his drawing here.

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Helm’s Deep, by Ian Miller

helms_deepThis is just a detail from the magnificent giclee print. More here.

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The Ruined Wall

the-ruined-wall“. . .  the locals seem to know nothing of its builders, how old it is, or even of its purpose.” See more here, on the work by John Harris for The Rite of the Hidden Sun.

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Harry Potter on Kindle in Motion

diagonJim Kay’s illustrations for Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone have been animated by Pottermore and their colleagues so you can now see them move. It’s been cleverly done, and Jim is delighted with it. At £6.99 from Amazon it is ridiculously cheap and well worth watching. This is just the trailer.

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Grahame Baker Smith – and Wisp

wispspread_13mGrahame has been working on a picture book called Wisp, written by Zana Fraillon. Set in a refugee camp, it’s a moving story but as you can see from the image above, it’s uplifting too. It’s also given him to chance to soften his style, which he’s really enjoyed.

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Neil Packer at the V&A

foucaultWe are thrilled that Neil’s work for One Hundred Years of Solitude has been selected for exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to celebrate 70 years of illustration in books published by The Folio Society. The above illustrations are from Foucault’s Pendulum, also produced for The Folio Society, and can be seen in more detail here.

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Neil Packer and the Silk Roads

silk-trader-1Neil is working on illustrations for a complete history of the world, written by Peter Frankopan. I love this silk trader with his grumpy camel. We have some stunning colourful originals of Neil’s for sale from some of his previous books.

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John Harris talk

cleaning-the-ducts-copyJohn has been invited to give a talk at the Industry Workshops at the Truman Brewery in London on 2nd September at 2.00 pm. He plans to show some of his work and also talk about “making imagined worlds believable”. There’s more about John here.

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The Rite of the Hidden Sun

fire-eclipseHow apt, that there should be a total solar eclipse over the US just when we’re ready to launch a new part of the website which describes The Rite of the Hidden Sun. This is the body of work which John Harris has worked on, quietly in the background amongst everything else, for many years. He can also be seen here, talking about it. More to come soon.

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New work by Gordon Crabb

stockThere are some new images available for stock use now but Gordon does enjoy the occasional commissioned cover too.

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