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  • Illustrating Shakespeare

    Neil Packer illustrated Shakespeare’s The Complete Plays for the new Folio limited edition, published to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the First Folio. In this fascinating blog, Packer selects three of his favourite illustrations and reveals how he transformed his ideas to the page.

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  • Philip Pullman on illustrating his own story

    The Folio edition of The Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass in the US and Canada) includes illustrations drawn by the brilliant Philip Pullman. In this blog, Pullman explains for Folio readers how he created these incredible black-and-white images, and the inspiration behind them.

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  • Illustrating The Innocents Abroad

    Award-winning illustrator James Albon captured the eccentricities of Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad with a series of stylish colour and black-and-white lino-cuts. Here, Albon shares his artistic process and how he approached this exciting project.

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  • Top 10 Summer Reads for 2023

    Like bread and butter, rhythm and blues, and shoes and socks, summer and books are perfect partners. So, if you’re looking for easy holiday reads … look no further. Here’s a selection of Folio fiction and non-fiction favourites that will take you on literary journeys while you bask in the sun. And, if you haven’t taken a Folio book to the beach before, don’t worry. Keep it tucked in your bag while you’re not reading and take it out to enjoy the ultimate holiday reading experience. From road trips and boat trips to dragons and demon barbers, there’s a summer read for everyone.

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