The Bologna Ragazzi Award
We are delighted that Neil Packer’s book, One of a Kind, has won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in the non-fiction category. There’s more on this remarkable book here, including glowing quotes from the jury. Many congratulations to Neil.
We’re publishing a superb high-quality print of these twelve heads from Simon Bartram’s sketchbook as a celebration of the end of lockdown. Hooray! We don’t quite know what the result will be but at least we can start meeting friends again. Here’s Simon signing No. 10. It will be an edition limited to fifty prints, each with a small original drawing at the bottom, so just email me if you’d like to order one for yourself.
You can see more work from the sketchbooks here.
County Mayo Remembered
We now have a collection of originals by Julia Cox. Beautiful evocative landscape collage work, different techniques using wax and watercolour. Reminders of her travels around the world. We’re also showing her work at the forthcoming Cheltenham Fresh Art Fair so if you’d like to see us there just email me for a ticket.
The Folio Society commissioned Neil Packer to illustrate the binding and chapter heads of their book of Mythical Beasts. You can see more on that and Neil’s other recent book projects here.
The Short, the Long and the Tall
Paul’s Cox’s illustrations for these short stories add so much to the book. Reading each one, it’s striking that the information in the illustrations matches the story so perfectly. Many of them can be seen here, in the ‘Illustration’ portfolio, and many of the originals are for sale at Chris Beetles’ gallery.