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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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  • 7 tips for choosing the perfect birthday gift

    A beautiful book is the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life but how do you go about choosing the right one? Folio books are designed to last a lifetime, so it’s even more important to carefully select the edition that’s going to be around for the long term. Here are our top tips for choosing the ideal gift.

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  • The Folio Life: Printing Dinosaurs

    Our new edition of Steve Brusatte’s Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs was always going to be a complex project with an ambitious design. The book includes both newly researched photographs and stunning illustrated panoramas, presented as a large fold-out section. Furthermore, an immensely detailed binding illustration, printed slipcase, and finally the addition of a separate map housed in a corner pocket at the back of the book meant a multitude of elements to contend with.

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