Best of British Part 2


More Best of British Cover Designers….

featuring the works of Emma Graves Greg Heinimann,  Jamie Keenan,  Jonathan GrayJulie JenkinsHolly MacdonaldKatie Tooke,   Lucy Stevensons,  and James Hutcheson 


Designer: Emma Graves
Client: Little Brown
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Designer: Greg Heinimann
Client: William Heinemann
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Designer: Holly Macdonald
Client: Bloomsbury
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Designer: Jamie Keenan
Client: Vintage
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Designer: Jonathan Gray
Client: Visual Editions
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Designer: Julie Jenkins
Client: HarperCollins
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Designer: Katie Tooke
Client: Picador
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Designer: Lucy Stevens
Client: Virgin Books
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Designer: James Hutcheson
Client: Cannongate US
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More to come next week . . . enjoy!

Best of British


With such a  busy year here in England, with various celebrations, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics this summer, I thought it would be great to celebrate too! So, with that in mind I bring to you ‘the best of British!’ Over the next few months I will be posting work from Designers, Artists and Photographers. So, watch this space, it could be you! (that’s if you live in Britain of course!)

Designers Part 1


Designer: Alex Williamson
Client: Portabello books
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Designer: Anna Morrison
Client: HarperCollins
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Designer: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Client: Penguin
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Designer: Dan Mogford
Client: Portobello Books
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Designer: David Pearson
Client: Penguin
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Designer: Dominic Forbes
Client: HarperCollins
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Designer: Ed Bettison
Client:
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So, got your mouth watering yet?  There is more to come in the next few weeks! I’ll be showcasing more designers soon!

If you want to be featured – drop me a line 

South Asian Book covers


On my sick day surfing and Pinteresting I came across 50Watts.com a rather lovely site full of vintage inspiration from around the globe.

Here are some covers from Quinn Dombroski’s blog . Quinn has photographed covers from the Indo-Iranian languages and literatures section of the University of Chicago’s Regenstein library.

Here is just a wee selection of some fabulous covers ranging from Assamese, Hindi, Gujarati and Bengali….







Reblogged from Will Schofield curator of 50 Watts.com

The Art of Jim Flora


James (Jim) Flora is best-known for his wild jazz and classical album covers for Columbia Records (late 1940s) and RCA Victor (1950s). He authored and illustrated 17 popular children’s books and flourished for decades as a magazine illustrator. Few realize, however, that Flora (1914-1998) was also a prolific fine artist with a devilish sense of humor and a flair for juxtaposing playfulness, absurdity and violence.

Cute — and deadly.

Flora’s album covers pulsed with angular hepcats bearing funnel-tapered noses and shark-fin chins who fingered cockeyed pianos and honked lollipop-hued horns. Yet this childlike exuberance was subverted by a tinge of the diabolic. Flora wreaked havoc with the laws of physics, conjuring flying musicians, levitating instruments, and wobbly dimensional perspectives.





Jim Flora once said that all he wanted to do was “create a little piece of excitement.” He overshot his goal with much of his work.

Reblogged from jimflora.com
P.S Thanks to Steve May for sharing in the first place!

Quote to tote!


Last year we finally got around to sorting out our new studio!  I thought I would get back to some fun and explore and experiment with some silk screen printing. I had great fun playing around and making a mess – but also had great fun printing up some tote bags.  Some of you will have already received yours.



Which one did you get and did you guess which book the quote was from?
Here they are as my modern classics!


Here are also some illustrations that didn’t make it on to the bags!

CRISTIANA COUCEIRO


A freelance illustrator, working and living in Lisbon, Portugal.
She has been making collages since she was a child. She used to sit on the floor and tear up magazines for hours, joining pieces of paper of different shapes and colours together. Later she learned how to use a pair of scissors and some glue and started filling notebooks, walls and furniture.

SELECTED CLIENTS
Air Canada, Audi, BBDO Irish International, British Film Academy, Condé Nast, Creative Review, Design Week Magazine, Dentsu London, Mother London, Neon Gold Records, Nike, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Picador Books, PixIu films, Research World Magazine, The Sunday Times, University of Toronto, Varoom Magazine, Wired UK Magazine, Wired US Magazine.





See more of Cristiana Couceiro work.

Season’s Greetings!