We are increasing the number of books we publish and branching out into new areas. We are keen to find a senior designer to join our design team. We need someone highly-organised, creative and technically skilled with experience of designing children’s full-colour picture books, and of working closely with illustrators.
This is a full-time role and the successful applicant will be based in the London office of Nosy Crow in Borough
Children’s author Judith Kerr – who, at 91, is the same age as Radio Times – has designed a festive treat to front our 292 pages of Christmas TV, film and radio
Edinburgh-based publisher Floris Books today announces the launch of their annual , now in its second year, to discover talented new cover designers and illustrators.
The Prize challenges amateur designers and illustrators across Scotland to design the cover for a new edition of the classic Scottish children’s novel The Hill of the Red Fox by Allan Campbell McLean. The book will be published by Floris Books – complete with a cover designed by the winning artist – in autumn 2015 as part of their Kelpies range of Scottish children’s novels.
The winner of the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize will receive £250, and will work with Floris Books to produce the book’s final cover, which will have worldwide exposure.
First published in 1955, The Hill of the Red Fox is a classic Cold War spy novel set on the Isle of Skye. Floris are looking for an action-packed winning design that will bring the book’s sense of intrigue and mystery to life for a new generation of readers.
The Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize is open to all creatives who live, work or study in Scotland. The deadline for entries is 30th January 2015. A shortlist of entries will be announced in February with the winner announced at a reception in March.
Leah McDowell, Design and Production Manager at Floris Books, said: ‘Following the success of last year’s Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize, we’re really excited about starting the process for a second year. We were so impressed by the level of talent on display in the inaugural prize, and fully expect to see even more this year..’
Last year’s inaugural prize was won by Astrid Jaekel who designed the cover of award-winning author Joan Lingard’s The Sign of the Black Dagger.
A new cover design for the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has had a rough reception.
The cover photograph, which many of those quoted in this Daily Mail piece take exception to, was taken from a French magazine fashion shoot by the photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, entitled Mommie Dearest.
Anger over ‘sexualised’ cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Publisher’s attempt to make 50th anniversary edition of Dahl’s classic appeal to adults backfires
Penguin said the girl in the cover photograph was not intended to be either Violet Beauregarde or Veruca Salt, the spoilt young girls who feature in Dahl’s tale, but a representation of the ‘twisted’ parent-child relationships depicted throughout the book.
Today, as part of its new “brand system,” the international mega-publisher revealed its new corporate wordmark, which is a much more elegant and understated design than those floating around the Internet. The logo, designed in a Courier-style font called Shift, will most often be paired with logos for the publisher’s various 250 brands and imprints.
Rosemary Goring interviews Eric Carle for HeraldScotland
RG: Has the world of illustrated books changed much in 45 years?
EC: The biggest change in my lifetime has been the advent of the computer in the world of publishing. It has changed everything from the editing of the text to the laying out of the book and now some illustrators are using computer programs to actually create the illustrations right on the computer screen; something I will have a hard time doing. But, for a book to work, the basic ingredients remain the same: good ideas, good design and quality materials.
How do you like our new look?
Rachel Williams, publisher at Templar for Big Picture Press a list that included MAPS by Daniel and Ola Mizieilinska, is moving to Aurum to establish a new list of illustrated non-fiction books:
Aurum Publishing Group has appointed Rachel Williams as publisher of a new non-fiction imprint, which will sit alongside the Frances Lincoln children’s books imprint.
The new imprint, which Aurum describes as “design-led”, will start publishing in 2015, and release up to 16 books per year.
Williams comes to Aurum from Templar, where she was publisher of titles including Maps by Daniel and Ola Mizieilinska and Walk this World by Lotta Nieminen, under the Big Picture Press imprint.
Last year, Williams was named as one of The Bookseller‘s Rising Stars.
The UK government’s award winning information website gov.uk recently exceeded 500,000,000 views.
You can see daily web traffic on the site site and other information here: https://www.gov.uk/performance/dashboard
This year’s IBBY Christmas card is a specially designed illustration by Jackie Morris, which features her signature polar bear pulling an exotic book mobile. The image extends from front to back of the card and the greeting inside is a multilingual ‘Season’s Greetings’.
A pack of 10 cards costs £6 (inc p & p)
All previous years’ cards are still for sale as single packs of ten cards or as a multi-pack of ten cards, with two cards by each illustrator. The text inside is a multi-lingual “Season’s Greetings”, except for Jan Pienkowski’s, which reads “Happy Christmas”.
The cards feature the following illustrations:
For 2012 John Burningham donated this image from Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present
For our 2011 Christmas card, Shirley Hughes kindly donated one of her distinctive illustrations from Out and About (Walker Books) (previously published as Out and About Through the Year).
Our 2010 Christmas card featured an illustration by Jane Ray from The Story of Christmas (Orchard Books) which she kindly donated.
In 2009 Michael Foreman kindly donated this distinctive illustration from Michael Foreman’s Christmas Treasury (Chrysalis) for use on our Christmas card.
Our first IBBY UK Christmas card showed the cover illustration fromThe First Christmas (Puffin), kindly donated by Jan Pienkowski.