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  • This Folio Life: Emma Thompson on the joy of Potter

    In this extract from Emma Thompson's foreword written especially for Folio's new edition, the renowned actor, and writer of the authorised Peter Rabbit sequels, celebrates the genius of Potter and the joy of having grown up with her best-loved creation.

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  • This Folio Life: Judging the Folio Book Illustration Winner 2022

    Having received over 650 entries from 56 countries, the four judges had quite the task to whittle the entries down to just five shortlisted artists and one winner. In this fascinating blog the judges, Art Directors Sheri Gee and Raquel Leis Allion, and teacher at the New York School of Visual Arts, Yuko Shimizu, explain what they were looking for, and how they made their selections.

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  • This Folio Life: Designing a binding: Behind the scenes of a book cover

    London-based illustrator Yehrin Tong is a celebrated cover artist who has twice won the V&A Book Cover Illustration Award. Her distinct designs are intricate and hypnotic, with a mathematical element, making her the ideal artist to illustrate our binding for Syria: The Desert and the Sown. In this fascinating blog, Tong reveals the multi-stage process that led to the stunning finished binding.

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