Category Archives: Paul Hess

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Paul Hess’s Pocket Fairy Tales

Paul Hess has illustrated two pop-out concertina books for Templar, The Sleeping Beauty (above) and Little Red Riding Hood. They’re beautifully designed by Andy Mansfield, and when you open up the whole concertina you can see one half of the … Continue reading

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Paul Hess’s new website

We’ve put together a completely new website for Paul Hess. Have a look at the new work and let me know what you think. Those strong compositions are still there but some now have digital colour instead of watercolour. More … Continue reading

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New work by Paul Hess

Paul would like to go back to a style which is rather more unusual in composition. Also to start working digitally rather than in watercolour. So watch out for more like this.

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Jim Kay and Paul Hess in Spectrum

Jim Kay‘s first entry into Spectrum is one of the images from A Monster Calls. Paul Hess‘s accepted piece is from a picture book for Frances Lincoln, Troll Wood. Congratulations to them both.

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Turkish Folk Tales

Paul Hess has illustrated a collection of Turkish Folk Tales for Frances Lincoln. Here is the cover plus some of the inside line drawings which demonstrate so well the unusual compositions and minimal line work for which Paul is so … Continue reading

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Eric Idle’s book cover

It just occurred to me this morning, watching Eric Idle on Breakfast TV, that Paul Hess’s painting for the cover of The Road to Mars would make a lovely Christmas present for someone. It’s 330 x 480mm and, of course, … Continue reading

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Two new book covers by Paul Hess

Always the master of unsual perspectives, Paul was able to handle a tricky brief from Rita Frangie at Penguin US for Murder for Choir (left). Also a cover for Guy Kennaway at Vintage. Bird Brain is a book about a … Continue reading

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The Mermaid of Warsaw, Paul Hess

Paul Hess has illustrated the cover and also produced some delightful pencil drawings for inside this book of Polish Folk Tales for Frances Lincoln.  More of Paul’s work here.

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Storyworld Exhibition opening

The launch of the Storyworld exhibition held at the Illustration Cupboard yesterday was a great success. Many of the artists involved with this enormous project were present, along with the publishers from Templar who commissioned the work, and of course … Continue reading

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Paul Hess illustrations for StoryWorld

Paul Hess has produced ten illustrations for StoryWorld, the innovative new card game originated by John and Caitlin Matthews and published by Templar Publishing. To see the cards more clearly click on the image above. More of Paul’s illustrations here.

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