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Stylist Live

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night was being sold at the Stylist Live event this year. Looking handsome as part of the Sunday section.

Also we went to watch the catwalk and I love this sparkly outfit.

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Books on Christmas Eve

Christmas books I have designed this year under our tree. All ready for Christmas day!

And the tiniest Christmas tree ever has another book too.

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New website address!

Quick update that I have now changed my website address to nataliejade.co.uk.

 

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Christmas Books 2017

Usually, I wait until a month before Christmas to do a post on something festive related that I have worked on. But as I’ve designed a trio of books this year, I want to shamelessly share it earlier. I art directed two beautiful and glittery titles perfect for snuggling into a cosy sofa on a wintry cold day:

Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels. Illustrated by the lovely Sara Mulvanny. This is the second book in the Hope Meadows series that follows on from Summer at Hope Meadows.

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz. Gorgeous illustration by Robyn Neild. This is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with the main characters genders swapped over.

On the contrary, I have art directed the cover for Ghosts of the Christmas Past. Illustrated by the brilliant Darren Hopes. This is a collection of chilling short stories from authors such as Neil Gaiman.

…And there is only 52 days left to Christmas!

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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night Featured in The Bookseller

The Bookseller has highlighted The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night as part of their Cover design round-up: November 2017. The book cover was illustrated and complete with hand lettering by the very talented Aitch. Art direction by me.

Link to the article here: https://www.thebookseller.com/insight/cover-design-round-november-2017-660326

The finished book is lovely – printed directly onto the fine linen, clear foil and individual short story headers also beautifully drawn by Aitch.

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Bookshop in August 2017

A bit late but here is the update of my cover designs from bookshop browsing in August. First up is Summer at Hope Meadows paperback, the final cover is complete with red foil, spot UV and emboss.

The Waking Land hardback is part of the Science Fiction & Fantasy category. Special finishes include an intricate blind spot UV of magical plants growing.

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Giant and Baby Bibles

Wowwww, my Bible cover design has been made into a giant size version too!! Looks great with so much attention to detail such as the elastic and page lines marked on the sides too.

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