Designed in series, the Folio Diaries showcase some of the talented artists who work on our editions and the new Diary is always highly anticipated. For 2021 we have commissioned BAFTA award-winning animator and illustrator Jonny Hannah to design the binding. Readers might recognise his vibrant and exhilarating artwork from our edition of A Confederacy of Dunces, and his design for the Folio Diary is equally engaging.
Inside, a selection of artwork from recently published editions appear as full-page illustrated introductions to each month. Illustrations include David de las Heras’s startling artworks from Planet of the Apes; an atmospheric image from True Grit by Juan Esteban Rodriguez; and an enigmatic Romy Bl illustration from Tales of Ancient Egypt, to name but a few.
The Folio Diary is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing. Compact and portable, it includes a handy ribbon marker to keep track of the date, note-taking pages throughout, and a one-page calendar for quick reference. The Diaries build year-on-year into an attractive collection of the best of Folio illustration.