Last Wednesday I went to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to check the proofs of vellum leaves from a psalter by William de Brailes. I ...
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s magical realist books have sold millions of copies worldwide and earned him a reputation as one of the greatest contemporary authors. We were very excited indeed to be publishing his work, and Kafka on the Shore is the perfect introduction to a unique and addictive style. But how would we decipher this story of unsolved riddles in an illustrated edition?
Unicorns have not always been associated with glitter and sparkles. In fact, the beast held great religious significance in Western art before it was ever associated with youthfulness and innocence. Non-fiction publisher Mandy Kirkby traces the history of the unicorn, as told in John Cherry’s Mythical Beasts.
When Art Director Sheri Gee approached Rose Strang to illustrate The Living Mountain, the artist was thrilled. However, in order to carry out the commission, she would need to visit the mountains and there was the small issue of a national lockdown to overcome.